Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Public Health
Bacillus cereus from the environment is genetically related to the highly pathogenic B. cereus in Zambia
Hirohito OGAWAMiyuki OHNUMADavid SQUARREAaron Simanyengwe MWEENETakayuki EZAKIDaisuke FUJIKURANaomi OHNISHIYuka THOMASBernard Mudenda HANG’OMBEHideaki HIGASHI
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2015 Volume 77 Issue 8 Pages 993-995


To follow-up anthrax in Zambia since the outbreak in 2011, we have collected samples from the environment and the carcasses of anthrax-suspected animals, and have tried to isolate Bacillus anthracis. In the process of identification of B. anthracis, we collected two isolates, of which colonies were similar to B. anthracis; however, from the results of identification using the molecular-based methods, two isolates were genetically related to the highly pathogenic B. cereus, of which clinical manifestation is severe and fatal (e.g., pneumonia). In this study, we showed the existence of bacteria suspected to be highly pathogenic B. cereus in Zambia, indicating the possibility of an outbreak caused by highly pathogenic B. cereus.

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