SNR analysis: molecular investigation of an anthrax epidemic

@inproceedings{Garofolo2010SNRAM,
  title={SNR analysis: molecular investigation of an anthrax epidemic},
  author={Giuliano Garofolo and Andrea Ciammaruconi and A. Fasanella and Silvia Scasciamacchia and Rosanna Adone and Valentina Pittiglio and Florigio Romano Lista},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In Italy, anthrax is endemic but occurs sporadically. During the summer of 2004, in the Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Southern Italy, an anthrax epidemic consisting of 41 outbreaks occurred; it claimed the lives of 124 animals belonging to different mammal species. This study is a retrospective molecular epidemiological investigation carried out on 53 isolates collected during the epidemic. A 25-loci Multiple Locus VNTR Analysis (MLVA) MLVA was initially performed to define… CONTINUE READING
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