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Wound Infection with <i>Neisseria weaveri</i> and a Novel Subspecies of <i>Pasteurella multocida</i> in a Child Who Sustained a Tiger Bite

Christian M. Capitini, Inmaculada A. Herrero, Robin Patel, Michael B. Ishitani and Thomas G. Boyce

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 12, pages e74-e76
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340712
Wound Infection with Neisseria weaveri and a Novel Subspecies of Pasteurella multocida in a Child Who Sustained a Tiger Bite

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A 7-year-old girl developed a wound infection as a result of a tiger bite she sustained. DNA sequence analysis revealed that the causative organisms were Neisseria weaveri and what is, to our knowledge, a previously undescribed subspecies of Pasteurella multocida, for which we propose the designation “Pasteurella multocida subspecies tigris subspecies nov.”

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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