Tularemia in Denmark: identification of a Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica strain by real-time PCR and high-resolution typing by multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis.
2005 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, ISSN 0095-1137, Vol. 43, no 10, 5355-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report ulceroglandular tularemia affecting an 8-year-old boy and the first recovery of Francisella tularensis in Denmark. A novel real-time PCR assay was used to identify the strain as F. tularensis subsp. holarctica (type B). Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis demonstrated a close genetic relationship to strains from Norway.
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2005. Vol. 43, no 10, 5355-8 p.
Bacterial Typing Techniques, Base Sequence, Child, Cluster Analysis, DNA; Bacterial/*analysis, Denmark, Francisella tularensis/*classification/genetics/isolation & purification, Humans, Male, Minisatellite Repeats/*genetics, Molecular Sequence Data, Polymerase Chain Reaction/*methods, Tularemia/*diagnosis/microbiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7349PubMedID: 16208017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-7349DiVA: diva2:147020