Laboratory Misidentifications Resulting from Taxonomic Changes to Bacillus cereus Group Species, 2018-2022.

Carroll LM, Matle I, Kovac J, Cheng RA, Wiedmann M

Emerg Infect Dis 28 (9) 1877-1881 [2022-09-00; online 2022-08-24]

Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is being applied increasingly to Bacillus cereus group species; however, misinterpretation of WGS results may have severe consequences. We report 3 cases, 1 of which was an outbreak, in which misinterpretation of B. cereus group WGS results hindered communication within public health and industrial laboratories.

DDLS Fellow

Laura Carroll

PubMed 35997597

DOI 10.3201/eid2809.220293

Crossref 10.3201/eid2809.220293

pmc: PMC9423903

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