Were you ever scratched by a kitten? If I'm not mistaken, hemobartonella can be given to humans usually by scratching them. This is how I got bartonella. If indeed you do have that, it really needs to be taken care of. You really need to see a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD), so that you can get on the right treatment for it. Most regular doctors do not know how to treat Lyme and co-infections.
P.S.- If the cat has bartonella and scratches it's claws in dirt, it is possible to get it that way too. My father-in-law caught bartonella that way.
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