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1

What is a zoonotic infection?

An infection of nonhuman animals transmitted to humans

2

How is Francisella tularensis transmitted?

Rabbits, ticks, deer flies
Dirt or plant material (pneumonia)
Bioterrorism agent aerosol

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What is the most immportant Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) infection in humans?

Serotype O157
Sporadic outbreaks

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What are the clinical manifestations of EHEC?

Mild diarrhea
Hemorrhagic colitis (HC) - destruction of mucosa
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) - acute renal failure, anemia, thrombocytopenia, neurologic complications

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Where is EHEC found?

In the normal commensal in intestinal tract of cows

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How does a EHEC infection occur?

When cattle feces are ingested
Unpasteurized milk or juice, hamburger, uncooked veggies

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What is the most common cause of food-associated diarrhea (except in US and UK where it's second place)?

Salmonella enterica

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What family is Salmonella part of?

Enterobacteriacea

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Where is Salmonella normally found?

Normal GI tract bacteria for poultry and other animals

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How is Salmonella transmitted?

Contaminated food like poultry and dairy

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How can Salmonella be spread?

Person-to-person with possible secondary spread

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What is another major cause of diarrhea?

Campylobacter (pylori most common)

13

What is the reservoir for campylobactor?

Cattle, sheep, pigs, rodents, poultry and other birds

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How is an infection of campylobactor acquired?

Consumption of contaminated food
Person-to-person but fecal-to-oral rare

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What are the characteristics of Pasteurella sp?

P. multocida, P. canis
Gram neg coccobacilli
Isolated from dog and cat bites (part of normal flora)

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What does Pasteurella cause and what are the complications?

Cellulitis and lymphadenitis
Abscess formation, tenosynovitis, osetomyelitis, septic arthritis

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What causes cat scratch disease?

Bartonella henselae

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What is Bartonella henselae characterized by?

Regional lymphadenitis after papule at the sire of scratch
Can become serious systemic disease

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What are the characteristics of Streptobacillus moniliformis?

Rat-bite fever
Aerobic, gram neg, high pleomorphic

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What is the source of Stretobacillus moniliformis?

Normal inhabitant in the oropharynx of rodents

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What are the clinical manifestations for Streptobacillus moniliformis?

Relapsing feve (40C), shaking chills, myalgia, asymmetric polyarthritis, N&V, erythematous papulovesicular rash around bite

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What are the characteristics of Rabiesvirus?

ssRNA (-) virus, nonsegmented genome, helical capsid, enveloped, bullet shaped

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Virulence factors for rabies.

Virus-induced aggressive behavior in animals to spread

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How is rabies transmitted?

Reservoir: wild animals
Vector: wild animals and unvax cats and dogs

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What is the source of the rabies virus?

Major: saliva in bite of rabid animal
Minor: aerosols in bat caves with rabid bats

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What is the pathogenic agent of monkeypox?

Orthopoxvirus: dsDNA

27

When did moneypox first emerge?

1970 in Congo
Skinning and handling animals
Re-emerged in 96-97

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What is the main action of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
Results from inhalation of rodent urine or feces
If infected, respiratory failure 20-50%

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What are the reservoirs for hantavirus?

Deer mouse, white footed mouse, rice rat, cotton rat

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What are prions?

Proteinaceous infection particles