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
DOIs
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., Popovic, T., Van Ert, M. N., Kenefic, L., Keim, P. S., & 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