Clostridial diseases (Domestic & Wild Animals, People)

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Animals Involved

Domestic and wild animals, people

Known Distributions


Probable Means of Spreading

Foodborne (usually type A); nonfood­associated intestinal infection; wound contaminant, usually environmental; may be endogenous in debilitated from GI or urogenital tract

Clinical Manifestations in People

Foodborne gastroenteritis, usually brief, self­ limited except in debilitated; nonfood­related intestinal infection with prolonged diarrhea, sometimes bloody, mainly in elderly after antibiotics; life­threatening necrotic enteritis, often in debilitated; gas gangrene, sepsis; necrotic enteritis, gas gangrene, sepsis are fatal if not treated

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Clostridial diseases

Bacterial Diseases