Putative household outbreaks of campylobacteriosis typically comprise single MLST genotypes

O. Rotariu, A. Smith-Palmer, J. Cowden, P. R. Bessell, G. T. Innocent, S. W. J. Reid, L. Matthews, J. Dallas, I. D. Ogden, K. J. Forbes, N. J. C. Strachan

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Abstract / Description of output

During a 15-month period in Scotland a small but important number of human Campylobacter cases (3.2%) arose from 91 putative household outbreaks. Of the 26 outbreaks with known strain composition, 89% were composed of the same MLST which supports the potential use of MLST in public health epidemiology. The number of cases associated with household outbreaks is much larger than general outbreaks and there is some evidence to indicate that there may be secondary transmission, although this is relatively rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1744-1747
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology & Infection
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Campylobacter
  • epidemiology
  • genotyping
  • infectious diseases
  • multi-locus sequence typing
  • outbreaks


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