Q. Is pasturitis contagious to humans or other animals?

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A. I assume you meant Pasteurellosis?

Pasteurellosis is caused by infection with bacteria of thePasteurella genus. Yes, Pasteurella multocida bacteria can cause human infection. It usually presents as a painful redness and swelling of the skin following animal bites or scratches, usually from cats and dogs, though the infection is also reported where there has been no contact with any animal.

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