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A Case of Streptococcus pluranimalium Infective Endocarditis and Brain Abscess

A rare case of Streptococcus pluranimalium bacteremia causing infective endocarditis and brain abscess was reported in IDCases. Infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium of the heart that is most commonly observed in patients with underlying risk factors. There have been few cases of infective endocarditis in humans secondary to S pluranimalium as this…

Detection of Potentially Zoonotic Strongyloides Species in Canines

A form of the soil-borne Strongyloides nematode that infects humans has been identified for the first time in canine carriers in northern Australia. The findings by Flinders University environmental health researchers, along with experts in the United States, were published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. The infective larval form of the Strongyloides spp resides in…

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