Widespread Disease in Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) Caused by Toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans

Toxin-producing Corynebacterium ulcerans, a causative agent of diphtheria in humans, was isolated from 53 hedgehogs in Belgium during the spring of 2020. Isolates showed low levels of acquired antimicrobial drug resistance. Strain diversity suggests emergence from an endemic situation. These findin...

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Main Authors: An Martel, Filip Boyen, Jörg Rau, Tobias Eisenberg, Andreas Sing, Anja Berger, Koen Chiers, Sarah Van Praet, Serge Verbanck, Muriel Vervaeke, Frank Pasmans
Format: Article
Published: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2021-10-01
Series:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Online Access:https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/10/20-3335_article