Budvicia aquatica sepsis in an immunocompromised patient following exposure to the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina

Budvicia aquatica has been found in surface water not associated with human faeces or sewage. The first known case
is described of infection in an 85-year-old woman exposed to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, who tested positive
for B. aquatica from both blood and urine samples.
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Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg {A}, 1983 Mar, 254(1), 95 - 108
A hydrogen sulphide producing Gram-negative rod from water; Aldova E et al.; The biochemical properties of a
hydrogen sulphide-producing Gram-negative rod, provisionally designated HG group, were compared with those of the
known H2S-producing and H2S-negative Enterobacteriaceae and related organisms . Sixty-four tests were used as a
basis for numerical identification . All these tests demonstrated a distinctness of the HG group from other members of
Enterobacteriaceae and related organisms . Results of numerical identification are discussed . According to the
guanine-plus-cytosine molar content in DNA the bacterium could belong to the tribe Escherichiae of the family
Enterobacteriaceae . Plasmids of different molecular size or linear fragments of DNA were found in 17 of 19 strains
which indicates that the H2S production is not in correlation with the occurrence of a plasmid of definite size . So far,
the only habitat of the HG group had been water, and it seems to be no rarity . Among 28 HG strains a single isolate
HG16 was found which differs from HG group in biochemical properties . The distinctness of this single isolate has
been confirmed also by numerical identification . Note: On the basis of DNA-DNA hybridization performed by Dr . P.A.D
. Grimont and coworkers the HG group has been established as a new genus and a single species . The authors
accordingly propose for the group the generic name
Budvicia and the specific epithet aquatica.