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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Nov-Dec;6(6):649-51.

Genotypic analysis of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica Serovar typhi, Kenya.

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Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. skariuki@wtrl.or.ke

Abstract

We report the emergence in Kenya during 1997-1999 of typhoid fever due to Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi resistant to ampicillin, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, streptomycin, and cotrimoxazole. Genotyping by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of XbaI-digested chromosomal DNA yielded a single cluster. The multidrug-resistant S. Typhi were related to earlier drug- susceptible isolates but were unrelated to multidrug-resistant isolates from Asia.

PMID:
11076726
PMCID:
PMC2640912
DOI:
10.3201/eid0606.000616
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