Chromobacterium haemolyticum Pneumonia Associated with Near-Drowning and River Water, Japan

Hajime Kanamori, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Makoto Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Katsumi, Kenichiro Ishikawa, Tatsuhiko Hosaka, Hiroaki Baba, Kengo Oshima, Koichi Tokuda, Masatsugu Hasegawa, Yu Kawazoe, Shigeki Kushimoto, Mitsuo Kaku

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Abstract

We report a severe case of Chromobacterium haemolyticum pneumonia associated with near-drowning and detail the investigation of the pathogen and river water. Our genomic and environmental investigation demonstrated that river water in a temperate region can be a source of C. haemolyticum causing human infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2186-2189
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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