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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009


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 2

Environmental Vibrio vulnificus isolates obtained in Israel from artificial fish ponds and fish stores, 2004–2006

Dates No. samples No. isolates No. V. vulnificus* Biotype 3, % Biotype 1, %†
2004 Sep–Oct 7 58 58 2 98
2005 May–Oct 5 280 166 28 72
2006 Mar–Oct
Total 21 589 360

*Tested by specific amplification of vvh gene.
†Including isolates not determined.

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