Human pasteurellosis health risk for elderly persons living with companion animals

Sándor Körmöndi, Gabriella Terhes, Zoltán Pál, Endre Varga, Mária Harmati, Kriszina Buzás, E. Urbán

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Pasteurella spp. infection is becoming more noteworthy because of increasing numbers of pets in households and changes in pet-keeping habits. Our aim was to collect epidemiologic and clinical data about infections caused by Pasteurella spp. to achieve a comprehensive review. We studied 162 patients in Hungary who had positive Pasteurella spp. culture results during 2002–2015. An increasing tendency in rates of pasteurellosis could be observed from year to year. A total of 70 (43.2%) cases were detected in patients >60 years of age. Localized infections caused by bites and scratches were the most common (n = 114, 70.4%); invasive infections were recorded in 48 patients (29.6%). In localized infections, animal contact was common; in most invasive infections, the source of pasteurellosis could not be determined. The high number of complications and the unusually high death rate (8%) emphasize the importance of diagnosing and treating human pasteurellosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2019

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Human pasteurellosis health risk for elderly persons living with companion animals. / Körmöndi, Sándor; Terhes, Gabriella; Pál, Zoltán; Varga, Endre; Harmati, Mária; Buzás, Kriszina; Urbán, E.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 229-235.

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Körmöndi, S, Terhes, G, Pál, Z, Varga, E, Harmati, M, Buzás, K & Urbán, E 2019, 'Human pasteurellosis health risk for elderly persons living with companion animals', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 229-235. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2502.180641
Körmöndi, Sándor ; Terhes, Gabriella ; Pál, Zoltán ; Varga, Endre ; Harmati, Mária ; Buzás, Kriszina ; Urbán, E. / Human pasteurellosis health risk for elderly persons living with companion animals. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 229-235.
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