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Objective: To report a case of bacteremia in a woman living in close contact with dogs infected with Brucella canis.
Methods: Previous written consent of the woman a blood sample was taken to perform rapid agglutination test, immunofluorescence, and hemoculture.
Results: Brucella canis was isolated and the isolation was confirmed by the Instituto Nacional ANLIS «Carlos G. Malbran» from Argentina. The woman did not present any symptoms associated with brucellosis.
Conclusion: There is a risk of contamination by B. canis for people keeping tight contact with infected dogs.

Martha Olivera, Universidad de Antioquia

Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Grupo Biogénesis, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia.

Cecilia Di Lorenzo, Universidad de la Plata

Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Laboratorio de Inmunología Veterinaria, Universidad de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Olivera, M., & Di Lorenzo, C. (2009). Isolation of Brucella canis from a human sharing her house with infected dogs. Colombia Medica, 40(2), 218–220.


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