Distribution of Virulence Markers among Vibrio vulnificus Isolates of Clinical and Environmental Origin and Regional Characteristics in Japan

@inproceedings{Yokochi2013DistributionOV,
  title={Distribution of Virulence Markers among Vibrio vulnificus Isolates of Clinical and Environmental Origin and Regional Characteristics in Japan},
  author={Nana Yokochi and Shigemitsu Tanaka and Kouichi Matsumoto and Hirotaka Oishi and Yukihiro Tashiro and Yu Yoshikane and Mikio Nakashima and Kohzo Kanda and Genta Kobayashi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Vibrio vulnificus is an opportunistic human pathogen that is widely distributed in estuarine environments and is capable of causing necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis. In Japan, based on epidemiological research, the incidences of V. vulnificus were concentrated in Kyusyu, mainly in coastal areas of the Ariake Sea. To examine the virulence potential, various genotyping methods have recently been developed. This study aimed to investigate the distribution of virulence markers among V… CONTINUE READING

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