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South African Medical Journal

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Yersinia enterocolitica in the Western Cape

MH Finlayson, NA Coldrey, HD Brede

Abstract


Yersinia enterocolitica, serotype 3, phage type 9a, has been isolated for the first time in the Western Cape. Sera from 59 abattoir workers were investigated for the presence of 0 and H agglutinins. These were present in one sample, suggesting a past infection. Sera from 115 Nama-speaking adults of the Kuboes area (Namaqualand), submitted to the same technique, gave 2 positive reactions. Eleven lepers with arthritis were serologically negative.

S. Afr. Med. J., 47, 111 (1973)



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