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Volume 47, Number 2, April 2014

Incidence of Aeromonas bacteremia in southern Taiwan: Vibrio and Salmonella bacteremia as comparators 


Chi-Jung Wu, Po-Lin Chen, Hung-Jen Tang, Hung-Mo Chen, Fan-Chen Tseng, Hsin-I Shih, Yuan-Pin Hung, Chih-Huan Chung, Wen-Chien Ko*


Received: May 23, 2012    Revised: July 17, 2012    Accepted: August 21, 2012   

 

Corresponding author:

Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, College of Medicine and Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
Center for Infection Control, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan
Corresponding Author InformationCorresponding author. Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, College of Medicine and Hospital, No. 138, Sheng Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan. 



 

Background and purpose: 

The aim of the investigation was to describe the incidence of Aeromonas bacteremia in a city with a population of about 1.87 million inhabitants, located in southern Taiwan, between 2008 and 2010. Such data were compared with the incidences of Vibrio and Salmonella bacteremia in the same period and the incidence of Aeromonas bacteremia in other countries in the literature. The data revealed the average annual incidences of bacteremia due to Aeromonas, Vibrio, and Salmonella species were 76, 38, and 103 cases/million inhabitants, respectively. The incidence of Aeromonas bacteremia was higher than those in Western countries. 



 

Key words:

Aeromonas, Bacteremia, Incidence, Taiwan