Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 30th, 2004
"Vibrio vulnificus is a marine bacterium that causes human wound infections and septicemia with a high mortality rate. V. vulnificus strains from different clinical and environmental sources or geographic regions haven been successfully characterized by ribotyping and several other methods," scientists in Taiwan report.
"Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is a highly discriminative method," wrote H.C. Wong and colleagues, "but previous studies suggested that it was not suitable for examining the correlation of V. vulnificus strains from...
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