Bergeyella zoohelcum

Bergeyella zoohelcum

A rod-shaped, aerobic, gram-negative, non-motile and non-saccharolytic bacterium, and zoonotic pathogen.

Epidemiology
Isolated from the upper respiratory tract of dogs, cats and other mammals, and transmitted by animal parts, less commonly by food.
 
Clinical findings
Cellulitis, leg abscess, tenosynovitis, septicemia, pneumonia, meningitis.
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Bergeyella zoohelcum (formerly known as Weeksella zoohelcum) is an uncommon zoonotic pathogen that causes acute cellulitis from dog and cat bites.
and Bergeyella zoohelcum bacteria can be transmitted to people through close contact with animals as well as through a bite wound.
Bergeyella zoohelcum are gram-negative, short, straight, nonendospore forming, aerobic rods.