Molecular epidemiological characteristics of Shigella spp. isolated from river Narmada during 2005-2006.

@article{Sharma2009MolecularEC,
  title={Molecular epidemiological characteristics of Shigella spp. isolated from river Narmada during 2005-2006.},
  author={Anjana Sharma and Susheel Kumar Singh and Lokesh D. Kori},
  journal={Journal of environmental health},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={61-6}
}
Shigellosis is an acute gastroenteritis caused by Shigella species. Forty isolates of Shigella spp. were obtained from the river Narmada during 2005-2006. Twenty-three isolates were identified as S. flexneri, 10 as S. sonnei, and seven as S. dysenteriae on the basis of biochemical tests and serotyping. All the isolates harbored at least one plasmid (range: 1-4) and exhibited 12 distinct plasmid profile patterns. Out of 40 isolates, 90% were found to be resistant against more than two… CONTINUE READING

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