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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000

Research

Molecular Evidence of Clonal Vibrio parahaemolyticus Pandemic Strains

Nandini Roy Chowdhury*, Soumen Chakraborty*, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy*, Mitsuaki Nishibuchi†, Shinji Yamasaki*‡, Yoshifumi Takeda§, and Gopinath Balakrish Nair*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta, India; †Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; ‡Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan; §National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Table 1

Pandemic Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains used in this study

Serotype Strain no. Year of isolation Origin
O3:K6 VP47 1996 Calcutta
KX-V224 1996 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
KX-V225 1996 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
KX-V226 1996 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Singapore
KX-V231 1996 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
KX-V138 1995 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Indonesia
AM-6383 1996 ICDDR,B
146 1997 Wakayama, Japan
2 1997 Laos
AN-13938 1998 ICDDR,B
OP411 1997 Osaka, Japan
OP419 1998 Osaka, Japan
1(1926) 1998 Kyoto, Japan
FIHES98VI-32-4 1998 Fukuoka, Japan
VP26 1998 Thailand
22/3 1998 Thailand (an environmental strain)
AN-8373 1998 ICDDR,B
VP81 1996 Calcutta
DOH958 15 1997 Taiwan
VP2 1998 Korea
BE98-2062 1998 United States
O1:KUT VP185 1998 Calcutta
AN-16000 1998 ICDDR,B
VP250 1999 Calcutta
KX-V737 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
O4:K68 AN-5034 1998 ICDDR,B
KX-V483 1997 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
KX-V508 1997 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Nepal
KX-V522 1997 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Singapore
KX-V532 1997 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
KX-V563 1998 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand
KX-V568 1998 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Vietnam
VP232 1998 Calcutta
OP-424 1998 Osaka, Japan
KX-V740 1999 Traveler at Kansai Airport from Thailand

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