image of Case Report: Bacillus pumilus–Caused Bacteremia in a Patient with Food Poisoning
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


has rarely been reported as a cause of human infections. We report a case of a causing food poisoning in an adult male. A 51-year-old Japanese man complained of severe abdominal cramps, fever with chills, diarrhea, dizziness, and loss of appetite after eating reheated rice with stewed minced meat purchased from a Kenyan restaurant. was isolated from blood culture and was identified using a biochemical test and 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis. The patient was treated with probiotics and ciprofloxacin and recovered after 3 days. To our knowledge, this is the first report describing the potential role of as a foodborne pathogen in Kenya and highlights the importance of good hygiene and food preparation practices.


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  • Received : 18 Jul 2018
  • Accepted : 03 Dec 2018
  • Published online : 07 Jan 2019
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