Spread of Streptococcus suis Sequence Type 7, China
Published Date:May 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(5):787-791.
DNA Transposable Elements
Gene Transfer, Horizontal
Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST)
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:Streptococcus suis sequence type (ST) 7 has been spreading throughout China. To determine events associated with its emergence, we tested 114 isolates. In all 106 ST7 strains responsible for human outbreaks and sporadic infections, the tetracycline-resistance gene, tetM, was detected on the conjugative transposon Tn916. Horizontal transmission of tetM is suspected.
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