Salmonellosis in the Republic of Georgia: Using Molecular Typing to Identify the Outbreak-Causing Strain
Alexander Sulakvelidze* , Merab Kekelidze†, Durmishkhan Turabelidze*, Shota Tsanava†, Lia Tevsadze†, Lamara Devdariani†, Romesh Gautom‡, Robert Myers§, J. Glenn Morris*, and Paata Imnadze†
Author affiliations: *University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †National Center for Disease Control, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; ‡Public Health Laboratories, Department of Health, Seattle, Washington, USA; §Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Laboratories, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Figure 1. Pulse-field gel electrophoresis patterns of Xba I-digested DNA of Salmonella Typhimurium strains. Lane 1, Xba I-digested S. Newport control strain am01144; lanes 2 through 4, S. Typhimurium strains isolated during the first, second, and third outbreaks in Georgia, respectively; lane 5, strain 00354 (Washington isolate); lane 6, strain 01587 (Washington isolate); lane 7, 9294-99 (Maryland isolate); lanes 8, 9, and 10, genetically unrelated control S. Typhimurium strains isolated in Maryland, Washington, and the Republic of Georgia, respectively.
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