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how do humans catch streptococcus bovis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Normal flora: Despite the name, which suggests a connection with cattle, the little "green" streptococcus often hangs out in the mouth as a normal inhabitant.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein commented
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Streptococcus bovis is a group D strep that is normal flora of the colon. Bacteremia with this bacteria is associated with colon cancer.
Oct 28, 2013

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