Cultivation Media of Choice

The bacteria described in this chapter grow well on routine laboratory media such as 5% sheep blood and chocolate agars; most strains do not grow on MacConkey

Kingella tndologenes

Table 32-1 Epidemiology



Habitat (reservoir)

Mode of Transmission

Pasteurella multocida, other Pasteurella spp., and Mannheimia haemolytica

Nasopharynx and gastrointestinal tract of wild and domestic animals. Part of an animal's normal flora; also associated with infections in various animals. May be found as part of upper respiratory flora of humans who have extensive exposure to animals (e.gā€ž animal handlers)

Animal (usually cat or dog) bite or scratch. Infections may also be associated with non-bite exposure to animals. Less commonly, infections may occur without a history of animal exposure

Suttonella indologenes

Uncertain; rarely encountered in clinical specimens but may be part of human flora


Bisgaard's taxon 16

Uncertain; probably similar to that of Pasteurella spp.

Dog bite or close exposure to other animals

CDC group EF-4a

Animal oral and respiratory flora. Not part of human flora

Animal contact, particularly bites or scratches from dogs and cats

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