I always thought that shaking hands was the best way of transmitting viruses and bacteria (which is why I rarely shake hands). I now find reported that scientist from the US centers for disease control and prevention have put out a warning on cats / kittens. They found that bacterial cat scratch fever is very prevalent and sometimes life threatening. If you have a cat / kitten, do you take precautions ? De-clawing cats would prevent this so do you think we should require cats to be de-clawed ?