Characterization of a Bacillus anthracis isolate causing a rare case of fatal anthrax in a 2-year-old boy from Hong Kong

Danny T L Cheung, Man Kam Kai, Lung Hau Kong, Kong Au Tak, Chung K. Marston, Jay E. Gee, Tanja Popovic, Matthew N. Van Ert, Leo Kenefic, Paul S Keim, Alex R. Hoffmaster

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Abstract

We used multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) and pagA sequencing to genotype a Bacillus anthracis isolate from a fatal case of human anthrax in Hong Kong. The isolate has a unique MLVA genotype, is related to the Sterne and Ames strains, and is consistent with genotypes identified in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1992-1994
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Apr 2005

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Cheung, D. T. L., Kai, M. K., Kong, L. H., Tak, K. A., Marston, C. K., Gee, J. E., ... Hoffmaster, A. R. (2005). Characterization of a Bacillus anthracis isolate causing a rare case of fatal anthrax in a 2-year-old boy from Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43(4), 1992-1994. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.43.4.1992-1994.2005

Characterization of a Bacillus anthracis isolate causing a rare case of fatal anthrax in a 2-year-old boy from Hong Kong. / Cheung, Danny T L; Kai, Man Kam; Kong, Lung Hau; Tak, Kong Au; Marston, Chung K.; Gee, Jay E.; Popovic, Tanja; Van Ert, Matthew N.; Kenefic, Leo; Keim, Paul S; Hoffmaster, Alex R.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 43, No. 4, 04.2005, p. 1992-1994.

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Cheung, DTL, Kai, MK, Kong, LH, Tak, KA, Marston, CK, Gee, JE, Popovic, T, Van Ert, MN, Kenefic, L, Keim, PS & Hoffmaster, AR 2005, 'Characterization of a Bacillus anthracis isolate causing a rare case of fatal anthrax in a 2-year-old boy from Hong Kong', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 1992-1994. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.43.4.1992-1994.2005
Cheung, Danny T L ; Kai, Man Kam ; Kong, Lung Hau ; Tak, Kong Au ; Marston, Chung K. ; Gee, Jay E. ; Popovic, Tanja ; Van Ert, Matthew N. ; Kenefic, Leo ; Keim, Paul S ; Hoffmaster, Alex R. / Characterization of a Bacillus anthracis isolate causing a rare case of fatal anthrax in a 2-year-old boy from Hong Kong. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2005 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 1992-1994.
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