Putative household outbreaks of campylobacteriosis typically comprise single MLST genotypes

Rotariu, O. et al. (2010) Putative household outbreaks of campylobacteriosis typically comprise single MLST genotypes. Epidemiology and Infection, 138(12), pp. 1744-1747. (doi:10.1017/S0950268810001457)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268810001457

Abstract

During a 15-month period in Scotland a small but important number of human Campylobacter cases (3·2%) arose from 91 putative household outbreaks. Of the 26 outbreaks with known strain composition, 89% were composed of the same MLST which supports the potential use of MLST in public health epidemiology. The number of cases associated with household outbreaks is much larger than general outbreaks and there is some evidence to indicate that there may be secondary transmission, although this is relatively rare.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Innocent, Dr Giles and Bessell, Dr Paul and Cowden, Dr John and Matthews, Professor Louise and Reid, Professor Stuart
Authors: Rotariu, O., Smith-Palmer, A., Cowden, J., Bessell, P. R., Innocent, G. T., Reid, S. W. J., Matthews, L., Dallas, J., Ogden, I. D., Forbes, K. J., and Strachan, N. J. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Epidemiology and Infection
ISSN:0950-2688
Published Online:29 June 2010

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