First Case of Brucellosis Caused by an Amphibian-type Brucella

Nicolas Rouzic, Ludovic Desmier, Marie Estelle Cariou, Eugénie Gay, Jeffrey T. Foster, Charles H.D. Williamson, François Schmitt, Mikael Le Henaff, Alain Le Coz, Aurélien Lorléac'h, Jean Philippe Lavigne, David O'Callaghan, Anne Keriel

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We report the first case of brucellosis caused by an isolate whose genome is identical that of a frog isolate from Texas, demonstrating the zoonotic potential of amphibian-type Brucella. Importantly, with such atypical Brucella, correct diagnosis cannot be performed using routine serological tests or identification methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E404-E407
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2021


  • Amphibian
  • Atypical
  • Brucella
  • Brucellosis
  • Pulmonary infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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