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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

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Identification of Potential Environmentally Adapted Campylobacter jejuni Strain, United Kingdom

Will SopwithComments to Author , Andrew Birtles, Margaret Matthews, Andrew Fox, Steven Gee, Michael Painter, Martyn Regan, Qutub Syed, and Eric Bolton
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency (North West), Liverpool, UK;

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Table 1

Isolates of Campylobacter jejuni recovered from river water samples in 2004 and 2005, showing clonal complex and ST*†

Clonal complex/ST Water isolates Human cases Prevalence among human cases, %
ST-45
45 21 Y 4.83
2405 2
2406 1
230 1
714 1
2219 1
137
1
Y
1.08
ST-21
21 2 Y 9.37
53 1 Y 3.55
UA
1


ST-48
48 3 Y 3.85
475
1
Y
1.48
ST-42
42 2 Y 1.38
1751
1


ST-1332
2404 1
696
1


ST-508
2187
2


ST-179
220
1


ST-460
606
1
Y
0.10
ST-403
415
1


ST-658
UA
1


ST-677
677
1
Y
0.69
ST-257
257
1
Y
9.76
ST-1388
177
1


ST-61
61
1
Y
1.38
UA
UA 4
448 2
2408 1
789 1
947 1
2407
1


Total 61

*ST, sequence type; UA, unassigned or newly identified sequence type at time of publication; –, blank values.
†Those STs also found in human cases of C. jejuni among the study population are indicated with a Y and their prevalence indicated as a percentage of all typed cases of C. jejuni in the study population.

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