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Novel Corynebacterium diphtheriae in domestic cats

By Aron J. Hall, Pamela K. Cassiday, Kathryn A. Bernard, Frances Bolt, Arnold G. Steigerwalt, Danae Bixler, Lucia C. Pawloski, Anne M. Whitney, M. Iwaki, Adam Baldwin, Christopher G. Dowson, Takako Komiya, Motohide Takahashi, Hans P. Hinrikson and Maria L. Tondella


Novel nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae was isolated from a domestic cat with severe otitis. Contact investigation and carrier study of human and animal contacts yielded 3 additional, identical isolates from cats, although no evidence of zoonotic transmission was identified. Molecular methods distinguished the feline isolates from known C. diphtheriae

Topics: QL, SF
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
Year: 2010
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