ABSTRACT: Pasteurella multocida is usually transmitted by animal contact; however, in a significant proportion of cases, no animal exposure can be identified. Although vertical transmission has been identified in neonates, horizontal human-to-human spread has not been documented. A case of neonatal sepsis and meningitis resulting from horizontal transmission of P. multocida is described.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 12/2011; 31(5):536-7. · 3.58 Impact Factor