Weeksella zoohelcum

Weeksella zoohelcum

a bacterium producing infections in bites or scratches by dogs or cats.

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.

Week·sel·la zo·o·hel·cum

(wēk-sel'ă zō-ō-hel'kŭm)
A bacterium that produces infections in bites and scratches from dogs and cats.
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Other bacterial organisms isolated from these wounds included Weeksella zoohelcum, Eikenella corrodens, Pasteurella multocida, Staphylococcus aureus, and Corynebacterium spp.