Prevalence of the pandemic genotype of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and significance of its distribution across different serotypes

N. A. Bhuiyan, M. Ansaruzzaman, M. Kamruzzaman, K. Alam, N. R. Chowdhury, M. Nishibuchi, S. M. Faruque, D. A. Sack, Y. Takeda, G. B. Nair

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Abstract

Sixty-six strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus belonging to 14 serotypes were isolated from hospitalized patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 1998 to December 2000. Among these, 48 strains belonging to four serotypes had the pandemic genotype and possessed the tdh gene. A marker (open reading frame ORF8) for a filamentous phage previously thought to correspond to the pandemic genotype was found to have a poor correlation with the pandemic genotype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2002

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Bhuiyan, N. A., Ansaruzzaman, M., Kamruzzaman, M., Alam, K., Chowdhury, N. R., Nishibuchi, M., Faruque, S. M., Sack, D. A., Takeda, Y., & Nair, G. B. (2002). Prevalence of the pandemic genotype of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and significance of its distribution across different serotypes. Journal of clinical microbiology, 40(1), 284-286. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.1.284-286.2002