Comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from the United Kingdom and the United States that were associated with repatriated casualties of the Iraq conflict

Jane F. Turton, Mary E. Kaufmann, Martin J. Gill, Rachel Pike, Paul T. Scott, Joel Fishbain, David Craft, Gregory Deye, Scott Riddell, Luther E. Lindler, Tyrone L. Pitt

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Abstract

Acinetobacter isolates associated with casualties from the Iraq conflict from the United States were compared with those from the United Kingdom by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and integron analysis. Representatives of the main outbreak strain associated with casualties from both countries were indistinguishable in DNA profile. Two further outbreak strains were common to both sets of isolates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2630-2634
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Turton, J. F., Kaufmann, M. E., Gill, M. J., Pike, R., Scott, P. T., Fishbain, J., Craft, D., Deye, G., Riddell, S., Lindler, L. E., & Pitt, T. L. (2006). Comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from the United Kingdom and the United States that were associated with repatriated casualties of the Iraq conflict. Journal of clinical microbiology, 44(7), 2630-2634. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00547-06