Outbreak of Shigella sonnei in a rural hotel in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

  1. Julia Alcoba Flórez 1
  2. Eduardo Pérez Roth
  3. Sandra González Linares 1
  4. Sebastián Méndez Álvarez 2
  1. 1 Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia
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    Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia

    Valencia, España

    GRID grid.411308.f

  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

Journal:
International microbiology: official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology

ISSN: 1618-1905

Year of publication: 2005

Volume: 8

Issue: 2

Pages: 133-136

Type: Article

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Metrics

Journal Citation Reports

  • Year 2005
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.868
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 56/139 (Ranking edition: SCIE)
  • Area: MICROBIOLOGY Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 56/86 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2005
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.641
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Microbiology (medical) Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 41/100
  • Area: Microbiology Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 60/114

Abstract

Shigella sonnei is a significant cause of gastroenteritis in both developing and industrialized countries. Knowledge of the diversity and antimicrobial susceptibility of the bacterium may be helpful in the management of both individual cases and outbreaks. This study was undertaken to evaluate the molecular epidemiology of an outbreak of diarrhea due to S. sonnei. The outbreak involved 14 of 28 (50%) tourists in a small rural hotel in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain. All of the S. sonnei isolates recovered had the same antimicrobial susceptibility and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns, suggesting that the outbreak was produced by a single strain. [Int Microbiol 2005; 8(2):133-136]