Report on Clonal Dissemination of a New Vibrio cholerae Serotype O1 Biotype El Tor Strain in Kurdstan in Summer of 2007 B Bakhshi, H Naseri, M Zahraei, MT Afshani, MR Pourshafie IJMM 2007; 1(2):67-69 ICID: 541596
Article type: Short communication
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Background and Objectives:Cholerae disease caused by toxigenic V. cholerae, is a major public health problem in developing countries including Iran. Epidemiological surveillance and comparative molecular analysis of isolates have demonstrated clonal diversity among epidemic strains and a continual emergence of new clones of toxigenic V.cholerae.
Material and Methods: A total of 20 V.cholerae strains were sent to Pasteur Institute of Iran in September of 2007 from Kordestan province which includes strains of different sub-serotypes. After biochemical identification, isolates subjected to molecular analysis including Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) of NotI digested genomic DNA according to the standardized protocol by Centre of Disease Control (CDC). Results: PFGE results showed a single pattern for all isolates.
Conclusion: The results were interpreted in comparison with patterns obtained by isolates of previous years and showed clonal dissemination of a new clone in Kordestan province in this year.
Keywords: Vibrio cholerae, Kurdastan, PFGE, Inaba, 2007