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Pasteurella multocida & Francisella tularensis

What is unique about Pasteurella multocida's susceptibilities? P. multocida, a GNR, is susceptible to Penicillin (and its derivatives), which is usually the treatment method for Gram positive organisms.
Which animals are associated with Pasteurella multocida? Cats, kittens, and dogs
In general, which animals are associated with Francisella tularensis? Wild animals, livestock, and rabbits
What are two reasons for notifying the lab when Francisella tularensis is suspected? 1) To ensure the required media is available and 2) To take safety and handling precautions
What is the specific media required for growing F. tularensis? What is an alternative? Blood-cystine-glucose agar; Chocolate agar with growth enrichments containing cystine
What are the three methods of reproduction used by F. tularensis? Budding, binary fission, and production of filaments
Created by: rowleea