Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum subsp. nov. is a newly proposed subspecies of C. fetus with markers of reptile origin. We summarize epidemiologic information for 9 humans infected with this bacterium. All cases were in men, most of whom were of Asian origin. Infection might have been related to exposure to Asian foods or reptiles.
Keywords: C. fetus subsp. fetus; C. fetus subsp. testudinum subsp. nov.; C. fetus subsp. venerealis; Campylobacter fetus; bacteria; epidemiology; foodborne infections; human infections; reptiles.