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Question: what is the disease caused by Bacillus erysipelas?

Answer: Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae cause erysipelas in pigs. It is characterized by diamond-shaped purple lesions on the skin of pigs. If it becomes a chronic infection, it might also cause arthritis and endocarditis, and for young pigs with a lower immune system, it might cause septicemia and death. In humans, it is called "erysipeloid", because erysipelas is the name given to a certain form of streptococcus infection. Human infection is usually limited to farm workers, veterinarians, or other jobs that have constant contact with swine.

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