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Evidence of reinfection with multiple strains of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in Macaca nemestrina housed under hyperendemic conditions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2365455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective bacteriologic study of 18 infant pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina) housed in a nursery facility in which Campylobacter spp. are endemic was undertaken to determine the epidemiology of infection and reinfection. The isolates of Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli cultured from 8 of the 18 infants were characterized by serotyping, DNA hybridization, and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis protein profiles. The chronology of infection was indicative of multiple reinfections with different strains of C. jejuni and C. coli during the 12-month study of each infant. The duration of infection with a particular strain was 3 to 4 weeks. Infants were also infected with nalidixic acid-resistant campylobacters. These observations indicated that long-term infections under endemic conditions are caused by continual reinfection. C. jejuni or C. coli infection correlated with diarrhea in 5 of the 18 infants at 1 to 4 months of age.
R G Russell; J I Sarmiento; J Fox; P Panigrahi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection and immunity     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0019-9567     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect. Immun.     Publication Date:  1990 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-13     Completed Date:  1990-08-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0246127     Medline TA:  Infect Immun     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2149-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Animal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry
Animals, Laboratory / microbiology
Animals, Newborn / microbiology
Campylobacter / isolation & purification
Campylobacter Infections / complications,  epidemiology,  veterinary*
Campylobacter fetus / isolation & purification
DNA Probes
Diarrhea / microbiology,  veterinary
Macaca / microbiology*
Macaca nemestrina / microbiology*
Monkey Diseases / epidemiology,  microbiology
Prospective Studies
Grant Support
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0/DNA Probes

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