Phenotypic, Genotypic, and Antibiotic Sensitivity Patterns of Strains Isolated from the Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe

MS Islam, ZH Mahmud, M Ansaruzzaman, SM Faruque, KA Talukder, F Qadri, M Alam, S Islam, PK Bardhan, RN Mazumder, AI Khan, S (Shahana) Ahmed, A Iqbal, O Chitsatso, J Mudzori, S Patel, SM Midzi, L Charimari, Hubert Endtz, A Cravioto

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Abstract

This paper details the phenotypic, genotypic, and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of 88 Vibrio cholerae strains from Zimbabwe. Of the 88 strains, 83 were classified as "altered El Tor" and 5 as "hybrid El Tor" strains. All of the strains were susceptible to tetracycline, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, and azithromycin by disc diffusion, but susceptibility to tetracycline and azithromycin diminished when observed using the MIC method.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)2325-2327
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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