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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Nov;100(11):1063-7. Epub 2006 May 22.

Emergence of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A as a major cause of enteric fever in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. woods004@mc.duke.edu

Abstract

We performed pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (XbaI) on 114 bloodstream isolates of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A and S. enterica serotype Typhi collected from febrile patients in Kathmandu, Nepal. Of the 56 S. Paratyphi A isolates, 51 (91%) were indistinguishable, which suggests the emergence of a single clone. In contrast, only 21 (36%) of the 58 S. Typhi isolates exhibited a common genotype, which is consistent with endemic disease from multiple sources.

PMID:
16714040
DOI:
10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.12.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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