Emergence of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A as a major cause of enteric fever in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We performed pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (XbaI) on 114 bloodstream isolates of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A and S. enterica serotype Typhi collected from febrile patients in Kathmandu, Nepal. Of the 56 S. Paratyphi A isolates, 51 (91%) were indistinguishable, which suggests the emergence of a single clone. In contrast, only 21 (36%) of the 58 S. Typhi isolates exhibited a common genotype, which is consistent with endemic disease from multiple sources.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Woods, CW; Murdoch, DR; Zimmerman, MD; Glover, WA; Basnyat, B; Wolf, L; Belbase, RH; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1063 - 1067

PubMed ID

  • 16714040

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0035-9203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.12.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England