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Pneumonic pasteurellosis

Pneumonic pasteurellosis occurs throughout the world and is usually seen in association with other infectious diseases or environmental factors that impair pulmonary function. There are both primary and secondary forms of the disease.

The bacteria invades already damaged lungs, causing fever, coughing, lethargy, breathing difficulties and sometimes death. It is transmitted by contact and ingestion.  Pneumonic pasteurellosis is difficult to treat effectively.