Neonatal sepsis by campylobacter jejuni: a genetically proven transmission from a household puppy

T.F.W. Wolfs, B. Duim, S.P.M. Geelen, A. Rigter, F. Thomson Carter, A. Fleer, J.A. Wagenaar

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    Abstract

    We report a case of neonatal Campylobacter jejuni sepsis in a 3-week-old infant who acquired the infection through transmission from a recently acquired household puppy. Genotyping of Campylobacter strains obtained from puppy and child resulted in highly homogeneous findings. This represents the first genetically proven C. jejuni dog-human transmission.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)E97-E99
    JournalClinical infectious diseases
    Volume32
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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