Taher AA, Rao BN, Alganay KG, el-Arabi MB.
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
East Mediterr Health J. 2000 Mar-May;6(2-3):497-9.
We report an outbreak of acute diarrhoea due to Aeromonas sobria in Benghazi which occurred during a 1-month period in 1997. Of 69 patients admitted with acute gastroenteritis, 28 were positive for A. sobria based on the production of gas from glucose, the production of acetoin, hydrogen sulfide and lysine decarboxylase and on aesculin hydrolysis and fermentation of arabinose and salicin. The strains were sensitive to chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole, tetracycline and gentamicin but resistant to ampicillin and carbenicillin. We were unable to trace the source of the infection.
Keywords: An outbreak of acute gastroenteritis due to Aeromonas sobria in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.