Flashcards in Microbiology 15 - Zoonoses Deck (23)
What are the key features of campylobacter food poisoning?
Bloating and cramps
What are the key features of salmonella infection?
Diarrhoea and vomiting
How can salmonella food poisoning be treated?
Supportive + ciprofloxacin
Which types of salmonella must always be treated, and with which can you wait to see if they will need treatment?
S. typhi/ paratyphi = always treat
Other types = watchful waiting
Bartonella is a zoonotic infection from which animal?
What diseases can be caused by bartonella henselae?
Cat scratch disease/ baciliary angiomatosis (if immunocompromised)
How should cat scratch disease be treated?
Erythromycin + doxycycline
What are the signs of baciliary angiomatosis?
Skin papules and whacky LFTs
Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic infection from which animal?
How is toxoplasmosis treated?
What is the risk with toxoplasmosis infection in the immunocompromised?
That it will be reactivated, leading to progressive visual/ hearing/ motor/ cognitive impairment and seizures
What is the risk with toxoplasmosis infection in pregnancy?
Where in the world is brucellosis most likely found?
What are the symptoms of brucellosis?
Fever, back pain, orchitis, focal abscesses
What is the causative organism in Q fever?
How is coxiella burnetti transmitted to humans?
What are the symptoms of Q fever?
It's a flu-like illness
What is the treatment for Q fever?
What are the causative organisms in rabies?
What are the symptoms of rat bite fever?
Fevers and polyarthralgia
Hantovirus is transmitted to humans via contact with which type of animal?
How can rite bite fever and hantovirus be differentiated clinically?
Rat bite fever = polyarthralgia
Hantovirus = myalgia