A large outbreak of foodborne infection attributed to Providencia alcalifaciens.

@article{Murata2001ALO,
  title={A large outbreak of foodborne infection attributed to Providencia alcalifaciens.},
  author={T. Murata and T. Iida and Y. Shiomi and K. Tagomori and Y. Akeda and I. Yanagihara and S. Mushiake and F. Ishiguro and T. Honda},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={184 8},
  pages={
          1050-5
        }
}
The enteropathogenicity of Providencia alcalifaciens, a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, has not yet been well established. In November 1996, a large outbreak of foodborne infection occurred in Fukui, Japan. In this study, the etiology of the outbreak was investigated. No other recognized enteropathogens were detected in patient fecal samples, but P. alcalifaciens was detected in 7 of 18 samples. The isolates were found to be clonal by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The patients who… Expand
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