Epidemiologic Study of Vibrio vulnificus Infections by Using Variable Number Tandem Repeats
Published Date:Aug 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(8):1282-1285.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Variable Number Tandem Repeats
Description:A 3-year environmental and clinical Vibrio vulnificus survey using simple-sequence repeats typing shows that V. vulnificus biotype 3 constitutes approximately 21% of the bacterium population in tested aquaculture ponds as opposed to approximately 86% of clinical cases. Simple-sequence repeats proved to be a useful epidemiologic tool, providing information on the environmental source of the pathogen.
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