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Volume 23, Number 6—June 2017

Brucella neotomae Infection in Humans, Costa Rica

Marcela Suárez-Esquivel, Nazareth Ruiz-Villalobos, César Jiménez-Rojas, Elías Barquero-Calvo, Carlos Chacón-Díaz, Eunice Víquez-Ruiz, Norman Rojas-Campos, Kate S. Baker1, Gerardo Oviedo-Sánchez, Ernesto Amuy, Esteban Chaves-Olarte, Nicholas R. Thomson, Edgardo Moreno, and Caterina Guzmán-VerriComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica (M. Suárez-Esquivel, N. Ruiz-Villalobos, C. Jiménez-Rojas, E. Barquero-Calvo, E. Víquez-Ruiz, E. Moreno, C. Guzmán-Verri); Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica (E. Barquero-Calvo, C. Chacón-Díaz, N. Rojas-Campos, G. Oviedo-Sánchez, E. Chaves-Olarte, E. Moreno, C. Guzmán-Verri); Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK (K.S. Baker, N.R. Thomson); Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (E. Amuy)

Main Article


Differential biochemical profile of Brucella isolates from 2 men with neurobrucellosis, Costa Rica, 2008 and 2011

Biochemical tests
Oxidase -
Citrate utilization
Nitrate reduction + +
CO2 required
H2S production + +
Urease activity, h
Growth in presence of dyes
Thionin 20 μg/mL
Basic fuchsin 20 μg/mL

Agglutination using monospecific serum
A + +

Main Article

1Current affiliation: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

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