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Epidemiological aspects of Proteus infections with particular reference to phage typing
  1. Diana R. France1,
  2. N. P. Markham
  1. Department of Microbiology, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand

    Abstract

    The properties and characteristics of 296 Proteus strains isolated from hospital patients and from sewage have been examined with a view to determining those characters which are of most use in following and detecting cross-infection.

    Ninety-six per cent of the organisms isolated were P. mirabilis and it was found that by identifying biotypes and by phage typing the species could be divided into a relatively large number of groups which would be useful for epidemiological investigation.

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    • 1 Present address: National Health Institute, Riddiford Street, Wellington, New Zealand.

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