Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic digests demonstrates linkages among food, food handlers, and patrons in a food-borne Salmonella javiana outbreak in Massachusetts.

@article{Lee1998PulsedfieldGE,
  title={Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic digests demonstrates linkages among food, food handlers, and patrons in a food-borne Salmonella javiana outbreak in Massachusetts.},
  author={Richard Lee and Jennifer Peppe and Harvey George},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={284-5}
}
A total of 66 isolates of Salmonella javiana isolated from food, food handlers, and patrons that were epidemiologically linked to an outbreak of gastroenteritis were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Analysis with restriction endonucleases XbaI and SpeI supported the epidemiologic association and suggested a pathway of transmission among food, food handlers, and patrons.