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Case Rep Infect Dis. 2013;2013:916985. doi: 10.1155/2013/916985. Epub 2013 Sep 2.

Indigenous Infection with Francisella tularensis holarctica in The Netherlands.

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  • 1Department of Medical Microbiology, Beatrix Hospital and Albert Schweitzer Hospital, P.O. Box 899, 3300 AW Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

We report here the first case of indigenous tularemia detected in The Netherlands, a nonendemic country, since 1953. Whole genome DNA sequence analysis assigned the isolate BD11-00177 to the genomic group B.FTNF002-00, which previously has been exclusively reported from Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. The patient had not been abroad for years, which implies that this is an indigenous infection. The current case might predict an upcoming distribution of Francisella tularensis holarctica genomic group B.FTNF002-00 in Europe.

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