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Dog Bite Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to a Human

  • Jennifer K. Johnson (a1), Eli N. Perencevich (a2), Durry P. Lincalis (a3) and Richard A. Venezia (a1) (a3)


The prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria in the community is increasing, and companion animals serve as a potential reservoir for such bacteria. This report describes a case of a companion dog that was treated with multiple courses of antibiotics for a chronic illness and transmitted multidrug-resistant bacteria to a human through a bite.


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Laboratories of Pathology, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Greene Street, Room N2W40, Baltimore, MD 21201-1595 (


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Dog Bite Transmission of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to a Human

  • Jennifer K. Johnson (a1), Eli N. Perencevich (a2), Durry P. Lincalis (a3) and Richard A. Venezia (a1) (a3)


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