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Documented Zoonotic Pathogens

Follow links to documented descriptions of cases acquired from marine mammals.

Bacterial

Viral Fungal
Brucella

Erysipelotrix

Leptospira

Mycobacterium

Mycoplasma

San Miguel Seal Lion virus (calicivirus)

Influenza A (orthomyxovirus)

Sealpox (parapoxvirus)

Blastomyces

 

Marine Mammal Pathogens with Zoonotic Potential

Marine mammals have been shown to be infected with potentially zoonotic pathogens belonging to the following genera. No transmission to humans has been documented for these diseases.

Bacterial Viral Fungal
Aeromonas

Burkholderia (formerly Pseudomonas)

Clostridium

Edwardsiella

Staphylococcus

Streptococcus

Vibrio

Influenza B

Rabies

Aspergillus

Candida

Coccidioides

Histoplasma

 

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