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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;16(4):688-91. doi: 10.3201/eid1604.091107.

Novel Corynebacterium diphtheriae in domestic cats.

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Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop A47, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. ajhall@cdc.gov

Abstract

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.

PMID:
20350389
PMCID:
PMC3321947
DOI:
10.3201/eid1604.091107
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