Bordetellosis (see Respiratory Diseases of Pigs and Infectious Tracheobronchitis of Dogs)

Bacterial Diseases
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Animals Involved

Dogs, rabbits, cats, pigs, guinea pigs, other mammals

Known Distributions

Worldwide; uncommon in people

Probable Means of Spreading

Exposure to saliva or sputum, aerosols

Clinical Manifestations in People

Sinusitis, bronchitis, pertussis­like illness; pneumonia and disseminated disease (eg, endocarditis, peritonitis, meningitis), usually in immunocompromised; wound infection

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