Cronobacter Carriage in Neonate and Adult Intestinal Tracts
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A total of 7 Cronobacter strains were isolated from 703 fecal samples collected in Jinan from June 13 to December 30,2011,with the positive rate of Cronobacter spp.being 1.0％ (95％ confidence interval 0.6％-1.4％).Three Cronobacter sakazakii stains were isolated from 157 fecal samples of healthy neonates (95％ confidence interval 0.4％-5.5％).This number was slightly higher than that isolated from 273 fecal samples of healthy adults,in which 1 strain of C.sakazakii and 1 strain of Cronobacter malonaticus were isolated,and that from 173 fecal samples of adults with acute diarrhea,in which 1 strain of C.sakazakii and 1 strain of C.malonaticus were isolated,but the differences were not statistically significant (P＞0.05).The Cronobacter isolates were all from different genetic sources.It should be noted that Cronobacter carriage may cause infection under certain conditions,especially in neonates.
|Citation:||LIU Hui, CUI Jing Hua, CUI Zhi Gang, HU Guang Chun, YANG Yue Lian, LI Jian, SHI Yu Wen. Cronobacter Carriage in Neonate and Adult Intestinal Tracts[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2013, 26(10): 861-864. doi: 10.3967/bes2013.011|