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Dermatophilus congolensis

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Dermatophilus congolensis

Summary

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  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dermatophilus congolensis
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Actinobacteria [phylum]
  •     Class: Actinobacteria
  •       Subclass: Actinobacteridae
  •         Order: Actinomycetales
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dermatophilus congolensis (Van Saceghem) Gordon

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Actinobacteria [phylum]
  •         Class: Actinobacteria
  •             Subclass: Actinobacteridae
  •                 Order: Actinomycetales
  •                     Suborder: Micrococcineae
  •                         Family: Dermatophilaceae
  •                             Genus: Dermatophilus
  •                                 Species: Dermatophilus congolensis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaAbsent, No presence record(s)
AngolaPresent
BeninPresent
BotswanaPresent
Burkina FasoPresent
Cabo VerdeAbsent, No presence record(s)
CameroonPresent
Central African RepublicPresent
Côte d'IvoirePresent
DjiboutiAbsent, No presence record(s)
EritreaPresent
KenyaPresentCAB Abstracts Data Mining
LibyaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MadagascarPresent
NamibiaPresent
NigeriaPresent
RwandaPresent
SeychellesAbsent, No presence record(s)
South AfricaPresent
TogoPresent
TunisiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
ZambiaPresent
ZimbabwePresent

Asia

BahrainAbsent, No presence record(s)
GeorgiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
IndiaPresent
IndonesiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
IranPresent
KazakhstanAbsent, No presence record(s)
KuwaitAbsent, No presence record(s)
Malaysia
-Peninsular MalaysiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
-SabahAbsent, No presence record(s)
MongoliaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MyanmarAbsent, No presence record(s)
North KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
PhilippinesAbsent, No presence record(s)
QatarAbsent, No presence record(s)
SingaporeAbsent, No presence record(s)
South KoreaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Sri LankaAbsent, No presence record(s)
SyriaAbsent, No presence record(s)
TaiwanAbsent, No presence record(s)
ThailandAbsent, No presence record(s)
TurkmenistanAbsent, No presence record(s)
United Arab EmiratesAbsent, No presence record(s)
UzbekistanAbsent, No presence record(s)

Europe

AustriaAbsent, No presence record(s)
BelarusAbsent, No presence record(s)
BulgariaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CroatiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
CyprusAbsent, No presence record(s)
CzechiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
DenmarkAbsent, No presence record(s)
EstoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
FinlandAbsent, No presence record(s)
FranceAbsent, No presence record(s)
GermanyAbsent, No presence record(s)
GreeceAbsent, No presence record(s)
IcelandPresent
IrelandPresent
JerseyAbsent, No presence record(s)
LatviaAbsent, No presence record(s)
LiechtensteinAbsent, No presence record(s)
LithuaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
LuxembourgAbsent, No presence record(s)
MoldovaAbsent, No presence record(s)
NetherlandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
North MacedoniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
NorwayPresent
PolandAbsent, No presence record(s)
PortugalAbsent, No presence record(s)
RomaniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
RussiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Serbia and MontenegroAbsent, No presence record(s)
SlovakiaAbsent, No presence record(s)
SloveniaAbsent, No presence record(s)
SpainAbsent, No presence record(s)
SwitzerlandAbsent, No presence record(s)
UkraineAbsent, No presence record(s)
United KingdomPresent
-Northern IrelandPresent

North America

BarbadosAbsent, No presence record(s)
BelizeAbsent, No presence record(s)
BermudaAbsent, No presence record(s)
British Virgin IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
CanadaPresent
CuraçaoAbsent, No presence record(s)
DominicaPresent
Dominican RepublicAbsent, No presence record(s)
El SalvadorAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuadeloupePresent
GuatemalaAbsent, No presence record(s)
JamaicaAbsent, No presence record(s)
MartiniquePresent
MexicoAbsent, No presence record(s)
NicaraguaAbsent, No presence record(s)
PanamaAbsent, No presence record(s)
Saint Kitts and NevisPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
French PolynesiaPresent
New CaledoniaPresent
New ZealandPresent
SamoaAbsent, No presence record(s)
VanuatuAbsent, No presence record(s)

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BrazilPresent
Falkland IslandsAbsent, No presence record(s)
GuyanaAbsent, No presence record(s)
ParaguayAbsent, No presence record(s)
PeruAbsent, No presence record(s)
UruguayPresent
VenezuelaAbsent, No presence record(s)

Pathogen Characteristics

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Dermatophilus congolensis causes an exudative, pustular dermatitis in animals. Cattle, sheep and horses are common hosts; others include goats, pigs, dogs, cats, buffaloes, dromedary camels, wild mammals and humans.

D. congolensis, the type species of the genus Dermatophilus, is a Gram-positive, aerobic bacterium, and is strictly parasitic of the skin but can also survive for some time in the environment. It is a parasite of the living cell layers of the epidermis and does not invade the stratum corneum. Its peculiar morphology, usually considered as a diagnostic feature, is characterised by the presence of branching filaments, which are transversely and longitudinally septate, forming parallel rows of small, coccoid ‘zoospores’ (Loria et al., 2005).

Vectors and Intermediate Hosts

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VectorSourceReferenceGroupDistribution
Amblyomma variegatumMINED DATA; 16/11/01 14:00:0Tick

References

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Loria GR; Barbera Ela; Monteverde V; Sparagano OAE; Caracappa S, 2005. Dermatophilosis in goats in Sicily. Veterinary Record, 156(4):120-121.

OIE Handistatus, 2002. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2001). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2003. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2002). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2004. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2003). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (dataset for 2004)., Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

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