Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 19th, 2002
"Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a halophilic bacterium frequently involved in human outbreaks of seafood-associated gastroenteritis," explained Dr. Hin-Chung Wong and colleagues at Soochow University in Taipei. "For epidemiological purposes, different molecular typing methods, such as pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) or ribotyping, have been developed for this pathogen; however, these methods are mostly labor intensive and time consuming."
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