Francisella novicida bacteremia after a near-drowning accident

Meghan Brett, Avanthi Doppalapudi, Laurel B. Respicio-Kingry, Debra Myers, Brigitte Husband, Kerry Pollard, Paul Mead, Jeannine M. Petersen, Cynthia J. Whitener

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We describe a rare case of Francisella novicida bacteremia following a near-drowning event in seawater. We highlight the challenges associated with laboratory identification of F. novicida and differences in the epidemiology of F. novicida and Francisella tularensis infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2826-2829
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)


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