Table 1.

Characteristics of V. parahaemolyticus strains isolated from patients with diarrhea at the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, between 1977 and 1998

Yr of isolationPresence of genea:No. of O:K serovarsNo. of total strainsNo. of strains belonging to serovar:
tdhtrh1trh2O3:K6O4:K68O1:KUTbOtherc
1977+71100011
+330003
1979+220002
1980+132460018
+560015
1981+101920017
+110010
+460024
1982+112600026
+330012
1983+112000020
+340004
230003
1984+110001
1986+230003
+220002
1987+460006
110001
1988+330003
1989+110001
110001
1990+120002
1991+110001
110001
1992+130003
1993+450005
1994+790009
+120002
1995+550005
+110010
1996+21814004
110001
1997+384004
110001
1998++460006
+31741210
+110010
  • a +, present; −, absent.

  • b UT, untypeable.

  • c Other, strains belonging to serovars other than O3:K6, O1:KUT, and O4:K68.