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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 29, 2009
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Animal: Kinkajou
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury, Animal Death
Species: Other

Summary: A 37-year old man was bitten by his pet kinkajou. The kinkajou was severly ill when the man was bitten and died shortly after the bite. The man was hospitalized and treated for blastomycosis, a fungal infection which causes pneumonia, disseminated infection, or rarely, cutaneous disease due to the bite.

Source: CDC On-Line

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