Emergence of Mycobacterium canariasense infections in central Israel

Rona Grossman*, Amos Adler, Mor Rubinstein, Israel Nissan, Hasia Kaidar-Shwartz, Zeev Dveyrin, Eyal Leshem, Yasmin Maor, Luba Tau, Efrat Rorman

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In 2018, Mycobacterium canariasense bloodstream infection was diagnosed in Israel. Further investigation had identified additional five cases in three medical centers, including isolates from blood (1), cornea (1), and sputum (3). Isolates were susceptible to all the antimicrobial tested. All but one isolate was related by whole-genome phylogeny.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • Bloodstream infections
  • Mycobacterium canariasense
  • Whole genome sequencing


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