Evidence for Elizabethkingia anophelis Transmission from Mother to Infant, Hong Kong

  title={Evidence for Elizabethkingia anophelis Transmission from Mother to Infant, Hong Kong},
  author={Susanna K. P. Lau and Alan Wu and Jade L. L. Teng and Herman Tse and Shirly O. T. Curreem and Stephen K. W. Tsui and Yi Huang and Jonathan H. K. Chen and Rodney Allan Lee and Kwok-yung Yuen and Patrick C. Y. Woo},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Elizabethkingia anophelis, recently discovered from mosquito gut, is an emerging bacterium associated with neonatal meningitis and nosocomial outbreaks. However, its transmission route remains unknown. We use rapid genome sequencing to investigate 3 cases of E. anophelis sepsis involving 2 neonates who had meningitis and 1 neonate's mother who had chorioamnionitis. Comparative genomics revealed evidence for perinatal vertical transmission from a mother to her neonate; the 2 isolates from these… CONTINUE READING
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