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Fatal Pneumonia Among Metalworkers Due to Inhalation Exposure to Bacillus Cereus Containing Bacillus Anthracis Toxin Genes

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Fatal Pneumonia Among Metalworkers Due to Inhalation Exposure to Bacillus Cereus Containing Bacillus Anthracis Toxin Genes

Swati B Avashia et al. Clin Infect Dis.

Abstract

Bacillus cereus pneumonia is unusual in nonimmunocompromised hosts. We describe fatal cases in 2 metalworkers and the associated investigation. Anthrax toxin genes were identified in B. cereus isolates from both patients using polymerase chain reaction. Finding anthrax toxin genes in non-Bacillus anthracis isolates has, to our knowledge, only been reported once previously.

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