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First whole genome sequencing of Russian isolate of Capnocytophaga canimorsus, opportunistic pathogen causing lethal sepsis
- Shelenkov, Andrey A., Karan, Lyudmila S., Mihaylova, Yulia V., Yanushevich, Yuri G., Shipulin, German A., Shagin, Dmitriy A.
- Microbial pathogenesis 2018 v.125 pp. 493-496
- Capnocytophaga canimorsus, cats, dogs, endocarditis, flora, humans, males, monitoring, secondary infection, septic shock, sequence analysis, Russia
- Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a part of healthy oral flora of dogs and cats. However, when it is transmitted to human subjects via animal bites or scratches, it can cause severe complications like endocarditis or even lethal septic shock, especially in immunocompromised persons. In this study, we performed the first whole-genome sequencing on Illumina HiSeq platform of Russian isolate of C. canimorsus that have caused lethal sepsis in 51-old male from Moscow. We believe that the availability of genomic sequence and annotation for the given strain could be useful for future epidemiological surveillance studies in Russia and other countries.