Phenotyping and genotyping have been carried out on 64 epidemic and sporadic isolates of Shigella sonnei identified in Italy in the years 2001 to 2003. Class 2 integron carriage has been also investigated. Isolates from four of the five outbreaks and four of six sporadic cases were biotype g, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type B, and class 2 integron positive, suggesting emergence and spread of an epidemic clone in Italy.
|Titolo:||Identification of Shigella sonnei biotype g isolates carrying class 2 integrons in Italy (2001 to 2003)|
|Autori interni:||PONTELLO, MIRELLA MARIA (Secondo)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1128/JCM.43.5.2467-2470.2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|