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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009
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Epidemiologic Study of Vibrio vulnificus Infections by Using Variable Number Tandem Repeats

Yoav Y. Broza, Yael Danin-Poleg, Larisa Lerner, Lea Valinsky, Meir Broza, and Yechezkel KashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (Y.Y. Broza, Y. Danin-Poleg, Y. Kashi); Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel (L. Lerner, L. Valinsky); University of Haifa, Oranim, Tivon, Israel (M. Broza)

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Table 1

Vibrio vulnificus isolates from Israel that were genetically analyzed, 2003–2006*

Isolate identification Biotype Date Origin/hospital name IMH no.†
Environmental
VVyb1 3 2004 Store: yb1-yb53
Pond: yb54-yb58
VVyb2–VVyb58, (VVyb38, VVyb45 missing) 1
VVyb63, VVyb66, VVyb67 VVyb71–VVyb73, VVyb83, VVyb86–Vvyb93, 
 VVyb95–Vvyb109, VVyb111–VVyb126 3 2005 Store: yb87-yb126, yb158-yb193
Pond: yb62-yb86
VVyb59–VVyb62, VVyb64,VVyb65, VVyb68–VVyb70, VVyb74–VVyb82, 
 VVyb84, VVyb85, VVyb159, VVyb162–VVyb164, VVyb167–VVyb170, 
 VVyb172–VVyb182, VVyb187, VVyb189–VVyb193 1
VVyb94, VVyb110, VVyb158, VVyb160, VVyb161, VVyb165, VVyb166, 
 VVyb171, VVyb183–VVyb186, VVyb188 ND
VVyb127–Vyb133, VVyb137–VVyb157 3 2006 Store: yb127-yb134, yb194-yb206
Pond: yb135-yb157, yb207-yb221
VVyb134–VVyb136, VVyb195–VVyb208, VVyb210–VVyb216, 
 VVyb218–VVyb221, (VVyb201, VVyb212 missing) 1
VVyb209, VVyb217 ND
v232‡
3
2003 Dec
Fish
8/03e
Clinical§
v233 3 2006 May Rivka Ziv 1/06
v234 3 2006 Sep HaEmek 2/06
v235 ND 2006 Oct Western Galilee 3/06
v236 3 2005 Feb HaEmek 1/05
v237 3 2005 Jun Western Galilee 2/05
v238 3 2005 Jun Western Galilee 5/05
v239 3 2005 Aug Rambam 6/05
v240 3 2005 Oct Western Galilee 7/05
v241 3 2005 Nov Rambam 8/05
v242 3 2005 Nov Rambam 9/05
v243 3 2005 Dec Carmel 10/05
v244 3 2005 Nov Western Galilee 11/05
v245 3 2005 Jun Carmel 3/05
v246 ND† 2005 Jun Rambam 4/05
v247 3 2004 Jun HaEmek 2/04
v248 3 2004 Jun HaEmek 3/04
v249 3 2004 Jun HaEmek 4/04
v250 3 2004 Jul Rambam 5/04
v251 3 2004 Aug Western Galilee 6/04
v252 1 2004 Aug Western Galilee 7/04
v253 3 2004 Oct Carmel 9/04
v254 3 2003 Dec Barzilai 8/03

*IMH, Israeli Ministry of Health; ND, not determined.
†All clinical isolates are part of the IMH collection.
‡Previously studied (7).
§All clinical isolates are associated with fish.

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