Persistent Endemicity of Salmonella bongori 48:z35:− in Southern Italy: Molecular Characterization of Human, Animal, and Environmental Isolates

  title={Persistent Endemicity of Salmonella bongori 48:z35:− in Southern Italy: Molecular Characterization of Human, Animal, and Environmental Isolates},
  author={G. Giammanco and S. Pignato and C. Mammina and F. Grimont and P. Grimont and A. Nastasi},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Microbiology},
  pages={3502 - 3505}
  • G. Giammanco, S. Pignato, +4 authors G. Giammanco
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
  • ABSTRACT From 1984 to 1999, we collected 31 isolates of the rare serovar Salmonella bongori 48:z35:− in southern Italy. Twenty-four of the isolates were from cases of acute enteritis in humans. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis showed that all but one of our isolates were at least 80% similar. Our findings suggest that genetically related S. bongori 48:z35:− strains are endemically circulating in southern Italy. 
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