Epidemiology of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Outbreaks, Southern Chile
Erika Harth1, Luis Matsuda, Cristina Hernández, Maria L. Rioseco, Jaime Romero, Narjol González-Escalona, Jaime Martínez-Urtaza, and Romilio T. Espejo
Author affiliations: Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (E. Harth, L. Matsuda, J. Romero, R.T. Espejo); Secretaría Regional Ministerial de Salud, Puerto Montt, Chile (C. Hernández); Hospital Regional de Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt (M.L. Rioseco); Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA (N. González-Escalona); Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (J. Martínez-Urtaza); 1Current affiliation: Helmholtz Centre of Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany.
Figure 2. Direct genome restriction enzyme analysis with NaeI of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates from shellfish collected in Puerto Montt, Chile, summer, 2007. Gel shows representative strains for every observed pattern. Patterns of groups observed in previous years are next to the type isolate of that group. Lanes MW, 100-bp size ladder; lane 2, PMA4.7; lane 3, 34.6; lane 4, PMA9.7; lane 5, 118; lane 6, PMA1.7; lane 7, PMA11.7; lane 8, PMA21.7.
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