Aquariums as reservoirs for multidrug-resistant Salmonella Paratyphi B.
- Citation data:
Emerging infectious diseases, ISSN: 1080-6040, Vol: 12, Issue: 3, Page: 507-10
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- Repository URL:
- 10.3201/eid1205.051085; 10.3410/f.1018201.372027; 10.3201/eid1203.051085
- PMC3291456; 3291456
- Medicine; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Social and Behavioral Sciences
Multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi B dT+ isolates from patients with gastroenteritis were identical with isolates from their home aquariums. Matched isolates had identical phage types, XbaI and IS200 profiles, and Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1). Ornamental fish tanks are reservoirs for SGI1-containing S. Paratyphi B dT+.