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Bacillus paranthracis Isolate from Blood of Fatal Ebola Virus Disease Case

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Laboratory of Virology, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
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Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 25701, USA
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Genomics Unit, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
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Rocky Mountain Veterinary Branch, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
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Critical Care Medicine Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Monrovia, Liberia
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Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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Pathogens 2020, 9(6), 475; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens9060475
Received: 14 May 2020 / Revised: 12 June 2020 / Accepted: 14 June 2020 / Published: 16 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses)
A Bacillus paranthracis isolate was cultured from the blood of a fatal Ebola virus disease (EVD) case in Liberia and was identified by whole genome sequencing. Although B. paranthracis has only recently been described and is poorly characterized, this case may represent the bacterial co-infection of an EVD patient. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ebola; EBOV; Ebola virus disease; EVD; Africa; West Africa; Liberia; Bacillus; Bacillus cereus; bacteremia; co-infection; sepsis; hemorrhagic fever Ebola; EBOV; Ebola virus disease; EVD; Africa; West Africa; Liberia; Bacillus; Bacillus cereus; bacteremia; co-infection; sepsis; hemorrhagic fever
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Matson, M.J.; Anzick, S.L.; Feldmann, F.; Martens, C.A.; Drake, S.K.; Feldmann, H.; Massaquoi, M.; Chertow, D.S.; Munster, V.J. Bacillus paranthracis Isolate from Blood of Fatal Ebola Virus Disease Case. Pathogens 2020, 9, 475.

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