Brucella neotomae infection in humans, Costa Rica

Several species of Brucella are known to be zoonotic, but B. neotomae infection has been thought to be limited to wood rats. In 2008 and 2011, however, B. neotomae was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid of 2 men with neurobrucellosis. The nonzoonotic status of B. neotomae should be reassessed.

Main Authors: BARQUERO-CALVO, ELIAS, Baker, Kate S., Amuy, Ernesto, Chaves-Olarte, Esteban, Thomson, Nicholas R., Moreno, Edgardo, Guzman-Verri, Caterina, Suárez-Esquivel, Marcela, Ruiz-Villalobos, Nazareth, Jiménez-Rojas, César, Chacón-Díaz, Carlos, Víquez-Ruiz, Eunice, Rojas-Campos, Norman, Oviedo-Sánchez, Gerardo
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Emerging Infectious Diseases 2020
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Online Access: http://hdl.handle.net/11056/17328
http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2306.162018
Summary: Several species of Brucella are known to be zoonotic, but B. neotomae infection has been thought to be limited to wood rats. In 2008 and 2011, however, B. neotomae was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid of 2 men with neurobrucellosis. The nonzoonotic status of B. neotomae should be reassessed.