O3:K6 serotype of Vibrio parahaemolyticus identical to the global pandemic clone associated with diarrhea in Peru.

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OBJECTIVES To determine if the Vibrio parahaemolyticus O3:K6 global pandemic clone has spread into Peru. METHODS A collection of 100 V. parahaemolyticus strains isolated from diarrhea cases in Peru were serotyped for O:K antigens and genotyped for the presence of the species-specific toxR gene and for the tdh and trh genes. In addition, the group-specific… (More)

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