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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Research

Molecular Characteristics and Epidemiology of Meningococcal Carriage, Burkina Faso, 2003

Judith E. Mueller*Comments to Author , Lassana Sangaré†, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade*, Zekiba Tarnagda‡, Yves Traoré§, Seydou Yaro¶, Raymond Borrow#, Bradford D. Gessner*, and Pierre Nicolas**
Author affiliations: *Agence de Médecine Préventive, Paris, France; †Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado Ouédraogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; ‡Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso; §Université de Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; ¶Centre Muraz, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso; #Health Protection Agency, Manchester, United Kingdom; **Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Arnées, Marseille, France;

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Table 1

Characterization of 152 meningococcal isolates, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2003*

Sequence type (ST) No. isolates (% ST) No. tested by MLST Phenotype No. (%) ST isolates with phenotype
ST-192 96 (63) 40 NG:NT:NST 95 (63)
W135:NT:NST 1 (1)
ST-11 19 (13) 5 W135:2a:P1.5,2 16 (11)
W135:NT:P1.5,2 2 (1)
NG:2a:P1.5,2 1 (1)
ST-198 13 (9) 3 NG:15:P1.6 12 (8)
W135:15:P1.6 1 (1)
ST-4426 (clonal complex ST-198) 2 (1) 2 NG:15:P1.6 2 (1)
ST-2881 8 (5) 2 W135:NT:P1.5,2 8 (5)
ST-4151 (single locus variant of ST-2881) 1 (1) 1 W135:NT:P1.5,2 1 (1)
ST-751 5 (3) 3 X:NT:P1.5 5 (3)
ST-4376 (single locus variant of ST-751) 1 (1) 1 NG:NT:P1.5 1 (1)
ST-4375 (clonal complex ST-23) 3 (2) 1 Y:14:P1.5,2 3 (2)
ST-2049 1 (1) 1 NG:15:P1.6 1 (1)
ST-4377 2 (1) 2 NG:NT:NST 2 (1)
Not tested 1 (1) NG: Not determined 1 (1)
Total 152 (100) 61 152 (100)

*MLST, multilocus sequence typing. NG includes nongroupable, autoagglutinable, and polyagglutinable strains.

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