Genotyping Rickettsia prowazekii isolates

Yong Zhu, Aaron Medina-Sanchez, Donald Bouyer, David H. Walker, Xue Jie Yu

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We developed a typing method that can differentiate 8 strains of Rickettsia prowazekii into 7 genotypes. This method can be used to type and trace the origin of R. prowazekii isolated from samples collected during epidemics after a bioterrorism attack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1300-1302
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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