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Epidemiological investigation of a foodborne outbreak in Spain associated with U.S. West Coast genotypes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, January 2016
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Title
Epidemiological investigation of a foodborne outbreak in Spain associated with U.S. West Coast genotypes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
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SpringerPlus, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-1728-1
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Jaime Martinez-Urtaza, Andy Powell, Josep Jansa, José Luís Castro Rey, Oscar Paz Montero, Marta García Campello, Mª José Zamora López, Anxela Pousa, Mª José Faraldo Valles, Joaquin Trinanes, Domique Hervio-Heath, William Keay, Amanda Bayley, Rachel Hartnell, Craig Baker-Austin

Abstract

We describe an outbreak of seafood-associated Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Galicia, Spain in on 18th of August 2012 affecting 100 of the 114 passengers travelling on a food banquet cruise boat. Epidemiological information from 65 people was available from follow-on interviews, of which 51 cases showed symptoms of illness. The food items identified through the questionnaires as the most probable source of the infections was shrimp. This product was unique in showing a statistically significant and the highest OR with a value of 7.59 (1.52-37.71). All the nine strains isolated from stool samples were identified as V. parahaemolyticus, seven were positive for both virulence markers tdh and trh, a single strain was positive for trh only and the remaining strain tested negative for both trh and tdh. This is the largest foodborne Vibrio outbreak reported in Europe linked to domestically processed seafood. Moreover, this is the first instance of strains possessing both tdh+ and trh+ being implicated in an outbreak in Europe and that a combination of strains represent several pathogenicity groups and belonging to different genetic variants were isolated from a single outbreak. Clinical isolates were associated with a novel genetic variant of V. parahaemolyticus never detected before in Europe. Further analyses demonstrated that the outbreak isolates showed indistinguishable genetic profiles with hyper-virulent strains from the Pacific Northwest, USA, suggesting a recent transcontinental spread of these strains.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
India 1 1%
Unknown 84 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 13%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 18 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 13%
Environmental Science 10 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 19 22%

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