Molecular epidemiology of shigella infection in Central Australia

M. John Albert, K. V. Singh, B. E. Murray, J. Erlich

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Shigellosis is endemic in Central Australia and the infections are predominantly due to Shigella flexneri 6, Shigella flexneri 2a and Shigella sonnei. Plasmid profiles of isolates collected from 1985–9, suggested that infections caused by Shigella flexneri 6 were predominantly due to a single clone, whereas those caused by Shigella flexneri 2a and Shigella sonnei were due to several genetically diverse strains, although strains with identical plasmid profiles were found in widely separated geographical areas and in different years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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