Epidemiology and Enteropathogenicity of 'Vibrio parahaemolyticus' in Korea.
Rept. no. 4 (Annual), 1 Jul 72-30 Jun 73,
KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIV TAEGU (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) DEPT OF BACTERIOLOGY
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The distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in marine environments in Korea was studied, and it was found that the rise of this organism is parallel with the rise of sea water temperature. About 60 of strains were typed into known K types, and marine specimens were frequently contaminated with two or more K types including nontypables. Some Korean seasonings have the ability to inactivate this organism, and the activity was found to be mostly pH-dependent with mild activity of the components. Most strains were sensitive to chloramphenicol, doxycycline, gentamicin and oxytetracycline, and slightly resistant to polymyxin B, streptomycin, erythromycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole mixture, furilin and kanamycin. They were resistant to trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, ampicillin and carbenicillin. No marked difference was noted in the resistance to drugs between human strains and marine isolates. Modified author abstract