Congratulations to former One Health EJP PhD student Mélanie Hennart for her co-authorship on a publication in Microbiology Spectrum.
Mélanie worked on PhD project Codes4strains at Institut Pasteur with her supervisor Sylvain Brisse.
She contributed to a scientific article on the occurrence, clinical and microbiological characteristics of infections caused by Corynebacteria of the diphtheriae Species Complex (CdSC) members in companion animals. This bacterial group poses a zoonotic infection risk to humans.
This is the first study based on the systematic analysis of a very large animal cohort, which provides data on the frequency of CdSC isolates in various types of clinical samples from animals.
This novel data on CdSC infections highlights the need for the management of animals and their human contacts.
Museux, K., Arcari, G., Rodrigo, G., Hennart, M., Badell, E., Toubiana, J., & Brisse, S. (2023). Corynebacteria of the diphtheriae Species Complex in Companion Animals: Clinical and Microbiological Characterization of 64 Cases from France. Microbiology spectrum. e0000623. Advance online publication.
Thanks to all authors for their contributions to this publication.
Read this research article here.