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Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

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Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

a species which causes swine erysipelas, human erysipeloid, non-suppurative polyarthritis in lambs, and septicaemia in mice, and commonly infects fish handlers; it is the type species of the genus Erysipelothrix.

Synonym: Erysipelothrix insidiosa.