Volume 23, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The distribution of in Korea was studied. Isolation rates were high in sea mud (37.2%), followed by shellfish, fish, and sea water in decreasing order. The rise of the level of this organism in marine environments coincided with the rise of water temperature. About 59.4% of isolatd strains were of known K types, and a majority of marine specimens were contaminated with multiple K types including nontypables. A large proportion of strains showed positive Kanagawa hemolysis. An outbreak of food poisoning associated with types K3 and K57 of was observed in the summer of 1972. The rate of isolation from apparently healthy persons was very low even in warm months.


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