Journal article

Variability of the Chlamydia trachomatis omp1 gene detected in samples from men tested in male-only saunas in Melbourne, Australia

NA Lister, SN Tabrizi, CK Fairley, A Smith, PH Janssen, S Garland

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2004

Abstract

A recent screening program in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, has shown that Chlamydia trachomatis is an important infection among men who frequent male-only saunas. To evaluate the C. trachomatis isolates circulating in local saunas, the C. trachomatis-positive samples collected during the program underwent amplification and sequencing of the omp1 gene, and the corresponding serovars were deduced. Forty-seven C. trachomatis-positive samples collected (from October 2001 to September 2002) from 39 men were evaluated. The deduced serovars found, in descending order of prevalence, were D, G, and J; and serovars B, E, F, and H were each found in single samples. The seven different serovars ident..

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