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- Pasteurella spp.
- P. multocida (cats and dogs)
- P. septica (cats)
- Capnocytophaga canimorsus (dogs): infrequent, but can be serious with asplenia or cirrhosis.
- Eikenella corrodens (humans)
- Streptococcus spp (all bites, especially S. anginosus)
- Staphylococcus aureus (all bites including 30-50% of dog and cat bites)
- Staphylococcus intermedius (dogs)
- Anaerobes (50 - 70% of all bites, especially Prevotella spp., but rarely detected)
- Viruses: case reports following human bite wounds