From Pig to Pacifier: Chitterling-Associated Yersiniosis Outbreak among Black Infants
Timothy F. Jones* , Steven C. Buckingham†‡, Cheryl A. Bopp§, Efrain Ribot§, and William Schaffner¶
Author affiliations: *Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; †University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; ‡Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Figure 2. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns of Yersinia enterocolitica isolates from patients in this outbreak associated with chitterlings. Ten isolates from nine patients were available for typing. Seven distinct BlnI PFGE patterns were noted. Three infants had pattern #1 (lanes 9–11). Two infants shared pattern #2 (lanes 2 and 3). One patient had two distinct isolates (lanes 6 and 12). The molecular size standard is located in lanes 1, 7, and 13.
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