Prevalence and characterization of human Shigella infections in Henan Province, China, in 2006.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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In 2006, 3531 fecal samples were collected from patients with diarrhea in Henan Province, China. A total of 467 (13.2%) Shigella strains were isolated and serotyped. Seventy-one Shigella flexneri strains were characterized by MIC determination, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and detection of genes encoding cephalosporin resistance. Most infections were caused by S. flexneri variant X [IV:(7),8] (27.6%), S. sonnei (24.2%), and S. flexneri 2a (20.8%). However, large regional differences were observed. Significantly higher odds (2.0) of females compared to males were infected with S. flexneri 2a. Untypeable S. flexneri (–:6) isolates were absent among males, as were untypeable S. flexneri [I:(7),8] isolates among females. Patient ages ranged from 2 months to 82 years, with 231 subjects (49.7%)
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Publication date2011
Volume49
Issue1
Pages232-242
ISSN0095-1137
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StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 17
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