Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates

Agnès Fouet, Kimothy L. Smith, Chris Keys, Josèe Vaissaire, Claudine Le Doujet, Martine Lévy, Michèle Mock, Paul S Keim

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Abstract

While outbreaks of animal anthrax zoonoses still regularly occur in France, little is known about the epidemiology links between them. We have used the eight-locus multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis typing technique against a collection of 50 Bacillus anthracis isolates from France. There were eight distinct genotypes belonging to two dissimilar genetic clusters. Regional strain patterns were observed, with the B2 genotypes prevalent in southern France and the Ala genotypes found only in northern France.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4732-4734
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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Bacillus anthracis
France
Genotype
Anthrax
Minisatellite Repeats
Zoonoses
Disease Outbreaks
Epidemiology

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Fouet, A., Smith, K. L., Keys, C., Vaissaire, J., Le Doujet, C., Lévy, M., ... Keim, P. S. (2002). Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 40(12), 4732-4734. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.12.4732-4734.2002

Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates. / Fouet, Agnès; Smith, Kimothy L.; Keys, Chris; Vaissaire, Josèe; Le Doujet, Claudine; Lévy, Martine; Mock, Michèle; Keim, Paul S.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 40, No. 12, 01.12.2002, p. 4732-4734.

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Fouet, A, Smith, KL, Keys, C, Vaissaire, J, Le Doujet, C, Lévy, M, Mock, M & Keim, PS 2002, 'Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 40, no. 12, pp. 4732-4734. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.12.4732-4734.2002
Fouet A, Smith KL, Keys C, Vaissaire J, Le Doujet C, Lévy M et al. Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2002 Dec 1;40(12):4732-4734. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.40.12.4732-4734.2002
Fouet, Agnès ; Smith, Kimothy L. ; Keys, Chris ; Vaissaire, Josèe ; Le Doujet, Claudine ; Lévy, Martine ; Mock, Michèle ; Keim, Paul S. / Diversity among French Bacillus anthracis isolates. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2002 ; Vol. 40, No. 12. pp. 4732-4734.
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