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Case Study 5
In June, a woman attempted to take a dead rabbit from her dog. She already had a splinter in her finger and it became infected. A lesion developed at the site of the splinter, similar to the wound shown in the image. Within seven days, the lesion ulcerated and she became ill with a fever of 104⁰ F. She reported no tick bites. What is the most likely pathogen?

Please select the single best answer