Epidemic Dynamics of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Illness in a Hotspot of Disease Emergence, Galicia, Spain

@article{MartnezUrtaza2018EpidemicDO,
  title={Epidemic Dynamics of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Illness in a Hotspot of Disease Emergence, Galicia, Spain},
  author={Jaime Mart{\'i}nez-Urtaza and Joaqu{\'i}n A. Tri{\~n}anes and Michel Abanto and Antonio Lozano-Le{\'o}n and Jos{\'e} Llovo-Taboada and Marta Garc{\'i}a-Campello and Anxela Pousa and Andy L Powell and Craig Baker-Austin and Narjol Gonz{\'a}lez-Escalona},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={852 - 859}
}
Galicia in northwestern Spain has been considered a hotspot for Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections. Infections abruptly emerged in 1998 and, over the next 15 years, were associated with large outbreaks caused by strains belonging to a single clone. We report a recent transition in the epidemiologic pattern in which cases throughout the region have been linked to different and unrelated strains. Global genome-wide phylogenetic analysis revealed that most of the pathogenic strains isolated from… 

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