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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2015, Article ID 794715, 4 pages
Case Report

Professional Acquisition of M. bovis in Calabria Region (Southern Italy): A Challenging Case of Osteomyelitis in a Migrant Patient from Bulgaria

1Magna Græcia University, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
2Giovanni Paolo II Hospital, 88046 Lamezia Terme, Italy
3Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZSLER), 25123 Brescia, Italy

Received 6 April 2015; Accepted 7 July 2015

Academic Editor: Lawrence Yamuah

Copyright © 2015 Angela Quirino et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report herein the first case of a coinfection with Brucella spp., M. bovis, and Enterobacter cloacae in a butcher who moved from Bulgaria to Italy. Molecular typing suggested professional acquisition of M. bovis in Italy. So, surveillance and preventive measures need to be implemented.