Molecular typing of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Blockley outbreak isolates from Greece

Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Jan-Feb;6(1):60-4. doi: 10.3201/eid0601.000111.


During 1998, a marked increase (35 cases) in human gastroenteritis due to Salmonella Blockley, a serotype rarely isolated from humans in the Western Hemisphere, was noted in Greece. The two dominant multidrug-resistance phenotypes (23 of the 29 isolates studied) were associated with two distinct DNA fingerprints, obtained by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA Fingerprinting
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Greece / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Salmonella / drug effects
  • Salmonella / genetics*
  • Salmonella Infections / epidemiology*