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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

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Domestically Acquired Campylobacter Infections in Finland

Antti Vierikko*†, Marja-Liisa Hänninen‡, Anja Siitonen§, Petri Ruutu§, and Hilpi Rautelin*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Haartman Institute Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Helsinki, Finland; †Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland; ‡University of Helsinki Department of Food and Environmental Hygiene, Helsinki, Finland; §National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

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Penner serotypes of Campylobacter jejuni isolates detected from human fecal samples of patients in Finland with domestically acquired infections, July–September 1999

Penner serotype No. (%)a
July August September 3-month period
1,44 17 (5) 4 (3) 3 (6) 24 (5)
2 7 (2) 29 (21) 10 (19) 46 (9)
4-clusterb 34 (10) 19 (14) 6 (11) 59 (11)
6,7 75 (22) 11 (8) 1 (2) 87 (16)
12 32 (9) 23 (17) 16 (30) 71 (13)
15 4 (1) 1 (1) 1 (2) 6 (1)
21 8 (2) 0 (0) 2 (4) 10 (2)
23, 36, 53 2 (1) 2 (1) 3 (6) 7 (1)
27 30 (9) 9 (7) 0 (0) 39 (7)
37 2 (1) 7 (5) 0 (0) 9 (2)
41 6 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (1)
57 16 (5) 3 (2) 0 (0) 19 (4)
Untypeable 36 (11) 19 (14) 5 (9) 60 (11)
Complex 64 (19) 7 (5) 4 (7) 75 (14)
Total 342 137 54 533

aUncommon serotypes Pen 5, 11, 18, 19, 31, 52, and 55 not included.
b4-cluster, serotypes 4, 13, 16, 43, 50.

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