Volume 94, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



For the first time in 16 years, a food-borne outbreak of typhoid fever due to serotype Typhi was reported in Japan. Seven patients consumed food in an Indian buffet at a restaurant in the center of Tokyo, while one was a Nepali chef in the restaurant, an asymptomatic carrier and the implicated source of this outbreak. The multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis showed 100% consistency in the genomic sequence for five of the eight cases.

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  • Received : 01 Jul 2015
  • Accepted : 12 Oct 2015

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