Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains isolated from clinically asymptomatic seafood workers.

  title={Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains isolated from clinically asymptomatic seafood workers.},
  author={Kaknokrat Chonsin and Neunghatai Supha and Chie Nakajima and Yasuhiko Suzuki and O. Suthienkul},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
Vibrio parahaemolyticus (VP) is a major cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in Thailand and other countries due to the consumption of contaminated and undercooked seafood. However, there have been few reports of the molecular epidemiology of VP isolates from asymptomatic seafood handlers. Here, we report the phenotypic and genetic characterization of 61 VP isolates obtained from asymptomatic workers in two seafood processing plants. We found 24 O:K serotypes of which O11:KUT, O1:KUT and O3:KUT… 
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