Case Report: An Outbreak of Food-Borne Typhoid Fever Due to Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi in Japan Reported for the First Time in 16 Years

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Case Report: An Outbreak of Food-Borne Typhoid Fever Due to Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi in Japan Reported for the First Time in 16 Years

by Sarah Lindsay November 30, 2015

Authors

Tetsuro Kobayashi, Satoshi Kutsuna, Kayoko Hayakawa, Yasuyuki Kato, Norio Ohmagari, Hideko Uryu, Ritsuko Yamada, Naoyuki Kashiwa, Takahito Nei, Akihito Ehara, Reiko Takei, Nobuaki Mori, Yasuhiro Yamada, Tomomi Hayasaka, Narito Kagawa, Momoko Sugawara, Ai Suzaki, Yuno Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Masatomo Morita, Hidemasa Izumiya, and Makoto Ohnishi

Abstract

For the first time in 16 years, a food-borne outbreak of typhoid fever due to Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi was reported in Japan. Seven patients consumed food in an Indian buffet at a restaurant in the center of Tokyo, while one was a Nepali chef in the restaurant, an asymptomatic carrier and the implicated source of this outbreak. The multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis showed 100% consistency in the genomic sequence for five of the eight cases.

 

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