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Volume 6, Number 1—February 2000

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Molecular Typing of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Blockley Outbreak Isolates from Greece

Panayotis T. Tassios*, Christos Chadjichristodoulou†, Maria Lambiri‡, Athina Kansouzidou-Kanakoudi§, Zannina Sarandopoulou*, Jenny Kourea-Kremastinou‡, Leonidas S. Tzouvelekis*, and Nicholas J. Legakis*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Athens, Athens, Greece; †National Center for Surveillance and Intervention, Athens, Greece; ‡National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece; §Salmonella Reference Center for Macedonia and Thrace, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Resistant phenotypes for isolates of Salmonella Blockley in Greece

PFGEa subtype (n) Resistance phenotypeb (n) Time span Locationsc
A1 (1) AT (1) May 3, 1998 1
A2 (12) ATC (9), TCN (1), 1997; May 16- 6
AN (1), AT (1) Oct 13, 1998
A3 (3) ATC (1), ATN (1), Aug 24- 3
TCN (1) Oct 27, 1998
A4 (12) ATCN (8), ATN (2), Aug 17, 1998- 6
ATC (1), TCN (1) Feb 23, 1999
A5 (1) ATCN (1) Sep 29, 1998 1
A6 (1) AT (1) 1996 -
A7 (1) ATCN (1) 1997 -
A8 (2) ATC (1), AN (1) 1997; Aug 10, 1
1998

aPFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
bA, kanamycin and streptomycin; T, tetracycline; C, chloramphenicol; N, nalidixic acid.
cNumber of locations of isolation during the outbreak.

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