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J Med Microbiol. 2007 Aug;56(Pt 8):1124-5.

Budvicia aquatica sepsis in an immunocompromised patient following exposure to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, USA.


Budvicia aquatica has been found in surface water not associated with human faeces or sewage. The first known case is described of infection in an 85-year-old woman exposed to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, who tested positive for B. aquatica from both blood and urine samples.

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