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Potential for zoonotic transmission of Brachyspira pilosicoli

Hampson, D.J.ORCID: 0000-0002-7729-0427, Oxberry, S.L. and La, T. (2006) Potential for zoonotic transmission of Brachyspira pilosicoli. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12 (5). pp. 869-870.

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Anaerobic intestinal spirochetes of the genus Brachyspira colonize the large intestine (1). Most Brachyspira species have a restricted host range, whereas Brachyspira (formerly Serpulina) pilosicoli colonizes a variety of animal and bird species and humans. B. pilosicoli is an important colonic pathogen of pigs and chickens (2). It occurs at high prevalence rates in humans in developing countries and in male homosexuals and HIV-positive persons in industrialized countries (3). Its potential as a human pathogen was emphasized after its identification in the bloodstream of a series of debilitated persons (4).

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: National Center for Infectious Diseases
Notes: Letter to the editor
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