Cats and Group B Strep
Name: Carlette M.
Date: September 2002
Is it true that cats can asymptomatically carry Group
B Strep ... Please do not confuse this with the other Streps (group a;
group c; or group g which cause sore throats. But true, Gram Negative,
Beta Hemolytic Strep.
Streptococcus are Gram Positive, not negative. Cats
can theoretically be carrier of Strep Group B but it
is not common. An example of a Group B Strep is S.
agalactiae, which is frequently isolated from milk of
cows suffering from mastitis.
By the way-streptococcus is always gram positive-but anyway-I have not heard
that cats can carry Group B Strep. That does not mean they do not, I just
have not heard that. They do carry Toxoplasmosis however which is a
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