INVESTIGATION OF AN OUTBREAK OF SALMONELLA TYPHI IN BATTALGAZI DISTRICT, MALATYA-TURKEY


İŞERİ L., Bayraktar M. R. , Aktas E., Durmaz R.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.40, ss.170-173, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1590/s1517-83822009000100029
  • Dergi Adı: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.170-173

Özet

Salmonella Typhi infections are important public health problems for the developing countries. In this study we investigated the molecular epidemiology of a suspected well-water borne S. Typhi outbreak occurred in a district of Malatya-Turkey. This outbreak affected 10 patients in two days. Arbitrary primed polymerase chain reaction (AP-PCR) based typing showed two clones, one had seven, and the other had three strains, supporting outbreak speculation. By adding chlorine to wells by local municipal authority, the outbreak ended within a very short time (about ten days).