Role of Electronic Data Exchange in an International Outbreak Caused by Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhimurium DT204b
Published Date:Jul 2002
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 8(7):732-734.
Keywords:Computer Communication Networks
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Elecronic Data Exchange
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:From July through September 2000, patients in five European countries were infected with a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium DT204b. Epidemiologic investigations were facilitated by the transmission of electronic images (Tagged Image Files) of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles. This investigation highlights the importance of standardized protocols for molecular typing in international outbreaks of foodborne disease.
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