Territorial waters of the Baltic Sea as a source of infections caused by Vibrio cholerae non-O1, non-O139: report of 3 hospitalized cases.

@article{Lukinmaa2006TerritorialWO,
  title={Territorial waters of the Baltic Sea as a source of infections caused by Vibrio cholerae non-O1, non-O139: report of 3 hospitalized cases.},
  author={Susanna Lukinmaa and Kimmo Mattila and Ville Lehtinen and M. T. Hakkinen and Markku Koskela and Anja Siitonen},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
A fatal infection with temporal relation to 2 other febrile infections caused by Vibrio cholerae non-O1, non-O139 (NCV) occurred in Finland in 2003. All infections were associated with contact with seawater. The patient who died had also eaten home-salted whitefish, tested positive for NCV, preceding his symptoms. All patients had compromising factors, and all strains were distinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and negative for the ctx gene. These 3 cases illustrate that, despite… CONTINUE READING
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