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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jan;15(1):72-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1501.071677.

Isolation of Bordetella avium and novel Bordetella strain from patients with respiratory disease.

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University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Abstract

Bordetella avium is thought to be strictly an avian pathogen. However, 16S rRNA gene sequencing identified 2 isolates from 2 humans with respiratory disease as B. avium and a novel B. avium-like strain. Thus, B. avium and B. avium-like organisms are rare opportunistic human pathogens.

PMID:
19116056
PMCID:
PMC2660683
DOI:
10.3201/eid1501.071677
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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