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Abstract

We report the isolation of a novel helicobacter isolated from the caecum of the Siberian hamster (). Sequence analysis showed 97 % sequence similarity to . In addition, we report the co-infection of these Siberian hamsters with a sp. and a second sp. with 99 % sequence similarity to sp. flexispira taxon 8 (), a species isolated previously from patients with bacteraemia. Gross necropsy and histopathology did not reveal any overt pathological lesions of the liver and gastrointestinal tract that could be attributed to the or spp. infections. This is the first helicobacter to be identified in the Siberian hamster and the first report of co-infection of spp. and sp. in asymptomatic Siberian hamsters.

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