Aquariums as reservoirs for multidrug-resistant Salmonella Paratyphi B

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Journal Article
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Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2006, 12 (3), pp. 507 - 510
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2006-01-01
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Multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi B dT+ isolates from patients with gastroenteritis were identical with isolates from their home aquariums. Matched isolates had identical phage types, XbaI and IS200 profiles, and Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1). Ornamental fish tanks are reservoirs for SGI1-containing S. Paratyphi B dT+.
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