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Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010


Human Brucella canis Infections Diagnosed by Blood Culture

Atsushi NomuraComments to Author , Koichi Imaoka, Hajime Imanishi, Hideaki Shimizu, Fumiko Nagura, Kayaho Maeda, Tatsuhito Tomino, Yoshiro Fujita, Masanobu Kimura, and Gerald H. Stein
Author affiliations: Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Japan (A. Nomura, H. Imanishi, H. Shimizu, F. Nagura, K. Maeda, T. Tomino); National institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (K. Imaoka, M. Kimura); Toyota Memorial Hospital, Toyota, Japan (Y. Fujita); University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (G. Stein)

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Laboratory data for 2 patients infected with Brucella canis, Japan, 2008

Patient no. Isolation of B. canis by blood culture B. canis titer (date of sample collection)* B. abortus titer (date of sample collection)*
1 +
1,280 (Aug 11) <40 (Aug 11)
1,280 (Sep 30)

320(Nov 4)
2 + 320 (Aug 19) <40 (Aug 19)
320 (Oct 7)
160 (Nov 11)

*Titers determined by serum tube agglutination test.

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