Multiple outbreaks of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infections in Finland

Katri Jalava*, S. Hallanvuo, U. M. Nakari, P. Ruutu, E. Kela, T. Heinäsmäki, A. Siitonen, J. P. Nuorti

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    Abstract

    During 2001, 89 culture-confirmed cases of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis were reported in Finland; 55 (62%) were serotype O:1, and 34 (38%) were serotype 0:3. Four major pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles were identified. A case-control study of 25 case patients and 71 healthy controls identified eating outside the home as a risk factor for infection.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2789-2791
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume42
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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