Costa Rica

Leptospira strain INCIENSA 04 was isolated from a hospitalized leptospirosis patient in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The isolate produced agglutination titers notably against members of serogroup Pyrogenes. Therefore INCIENSA 04 was considered to represent a new serovar, designated Costa Rica of the serogroup Pyrogenes. Multilocus sequence genotyping revealed that strain INCIENSA 04 belongs to Leptospira santarosai.

Remark: the abstract of the original paper mentions serogroup Tarassovi for this serovar, however it must be Pyrogenes.

Valverde M de L, Goris MG, González V, Anchia ME, Díaz P, Ahmed A, Hartskeerl RA.
New serovars of Leptospira isolated from patients in Costa Rica: implications for public health. J Med Microbiol. 2013 Sep;62(Pt 9):1263-71. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.058545-0. Epub 2013 Jun 20.

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