Role of electronic data exchange in an international outbreak caused by Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium DT204b

Elizabeth A. Lindsay, Andrew Lawson, Rachel A. Walker, Linda R. Ward, Henry R. Smith, Fiona W. Scott, Sarah J. O'Brien, Ian Fisher, Paul Crook, Deborah Wilson, Derek J. Brown, Hjordis Hardardottir, Wim J.B. Wannet, Helmut Tschäpe, E. John Threlfall

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Abstract

From July through September 2000, patients in five European countries were infected with a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium DT204b. Epidemiologic investigations were facilitated by the transmission of electronic images (Tagged Image Files) of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles. This investigation highlights the importance of standardized protocols for molecular typing in international outbreaks of foodborne disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-734
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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