Man bitten by stray cat infected by unknown bacteria

Cat scratches and bites can be bad. My dad was bitten by one of our cats years ago and had to be on antibiotics. I remember his hand and arm swelling quite badly.
I always wash and treat anyplace that a cat has scratched me. I have found that a scratch will swell and itch badly if I don't take care of it right away. I have never gotten a severe bite, but it's definitely a good idea to cleanse them!
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