Diseases Transmitted by Cats.

November 19, 2018 at 11:23 am

Microbiol Spectr. October 2015 V.3 N.5

Goldstein EJC1, Abrahamian FM2.

Abstract

Humans and cats have shared a close relationship since ancient times. Millions of cats are kept as household pets, and 34% of households have cats.

There are numerous diseases that may be transmitted from cats to humans.

General modes of transmission, with some overlapping features, can occur through inhalation (e.g., bordetellosis); vector-borne spread (e.g., ehrlichiosis); fecal-oral route (e.g., campylobacteriosis); bite, scratch, or puncture (e.g., rabies); soil-borne spread (e.g., histoplasmosis); and direct contact (e.g., scabies).

It is also likely that the domestic cat can potentially act as a reservoir for many other zoonoses that are not yet recognized.

The microbiology of cat bite wound infections in humans is often polymicrobial with a broad mixture of aerobic (e.g., Pasteurella, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus) and anaerobic (e.g., Fusobacterium, Porphyromonas, Bacteroides) microorganisms.

Bacteria recovered from infected cat bite wounds are most often reflective of the oral flora of the cat, which can also be influenced by the microbiome of their ingested prey and other foods.

Bacteria may also originate from the victim’s own skin or the physical environment at the time of injury.

abstract

http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/microbiolspec/10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0013-2015

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Antiparasitarios, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Epidemiología, Infecciones micoticas, Infecciones parasitarias, INFECCIONES TRANSMITIDAS por MASCOTAS, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis.

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