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Doctor insights on: People With Pasteurella Infection

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can i get pasteurella from a dog?

Can i get pasteurella from a dog?

Yes: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative, coccobacillus that causes the majority of wound infections from cat and dog bites. ...Read more

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Cats and pasteurella multocida transmission to humans, is this possible?

Cats and pasteurella multocida transmission to humans, is this possible?

Yes: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative, coccobacillus that causes the majority of wound infections from cat ; dog bites. ...Read more

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How can pasteurella pestis breed?

How can pasteurella pestis breed?

In a host: This bacteria responsible for the plague, grows nicely in rats, humans and some other mammals if it gets inside. It feeds upon the tissue of its host and multiplies. It spreads by coughing, insects, direct contact, etc. It does not breed in the way higher animals breed but divides again and again in the right place. ...Read more

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The pasteurella bacterie from rabbits, is it dangerous for us?

Snuffles: Is the name of the disease in rabbits, often fatal in them. The bug pasteurella multocida is found in lots of animals. Transmission to human is mostly from cats not bunnies. ...Read more

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Can pasteurella multocida be passed from human to human? Don't think I have it, as dog bite didn't break skin, but already had dry broken skin there?

Can pasteurella multocida be passed from human to human? Don't think I have it, as dog bite didn't break skin, but already had dry broken skin there?

No: No, you cannot transfer the organism. Moisturize the dry broken skin site often the first few days and this should return to normal. ...Read more

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How do b cells fight infection?

How do b cells fight infection?

Make antibodies!: B-cells make antibodies against foreign invaders. The antibodies stick to the invader, leading t cells to kill it. B cells are also the "memory" of the immune system. If the same invader comes along years later, the b cells that made antibodies the first time are ready to make them again. Finally, b cells send out chemical signals that tell other immune cells what to do. B is for bossy... ...Read more