Characterization and Genetic Variation of Vibrio cholerae Isolated from Clinical and Environmental Sources in Thailand

  title={Characterization and Genetic Variation of Vibrio cholerae Isolated from Clinical and Environmental Sources in Thailand},
  author={Achiraya Siriphap and P. Leekitcharoenphon and Rolf Sommer Kaas and Chonchanok Theethakaew and Frank M. Aarestrup and Orasa Sutheinkul and Rene S. Hendriksen},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Cholera is still an important public health problem in several countries, including Thailand. In this study, a collection of clinical and environmental V. cholerae serogroup O1, O139, and non-O1/non-O139 strains originating from Thailand (1983 to 2013) was characterized to determine phenotypic and genotypic traits and to investigate the genetic relatedness. Using a combination of conventional methods and whole genome sequencing (WGS), 78 V. cholerae strains were identified. WGS was used to… 

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