North Carolina Ranks as High-risk Zone for Cat Scratch Disease | North Carolina Health News

North Carolina ranks as a high risk state for Cat Scratch Disease (#Bartonella henselae infection) by the CDC:
"With an incidence of 6.1-6.4 per 100,000 population, North Carolina lies in the geographic region, the South Atlantic, with the highest U.S. incidence of cat scratch disease. More than one in four U.S. cases occurs in this region."

North Carolina cat owners who have a child between 5 and 9 are among groups with the highest national household risk of cat scratch disease.