Oregon Plague: Woman Contracted Disease From Cat

  • metta

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    Sep 16, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    Oregon Plague: Woman Contracted Disease From Cat


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    Sep 16, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    I was badly infected by a cat bite in 1969. I was home on a weekend pass from Ft. Dix, and found one of our cats entangled in some window screening. I tried to free it, but in its panic he chewed my finger. I had to return to Ft. Dix, New Jersey, in a few hours, and got no treatment at home.

    Two days later my hand was all swollen & inflamed. I lanced & drained it on my own, until I could get permission to go on sick call. I was given antibiotics, and a week later it finally cleared up. Cat bites are nasty things.