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Multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolates from four outbreaks of typhoid fever in southern Vietnam between 1993 and 1997 were compared. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, bacteriophage and plasmid typing, and antibiotic susceptibilities showed that independent outbreaks of multidrug-resistant typhoid fever in southern Vietnam are caused by single bacterial strains. However, different outbreaks do not derive from the clonal expansion of a single multidrug-resistant serotype Typhi strain.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of clinical microbiology

Publication Date

02/2000

Volume

38

Pages

895 - 897

Addresses

The Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom.

Keywords

Humans, Salmonella typhi, Typhoid Fever, Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field, Bacterial Typing Techniques, Disease Outbreaks, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Drug Resistance, Multiple, Vietnam