To investigate global epidemiology of Shigella sonnei, we performed multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis of 1,672 isolates obtained since 1943 from 50 countries on 5 continents and the Pacific region. Three major clonal groups were identified; 2 were globally spread. Type 18 and its derivatives have circulated worldwide in recent decades.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases