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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008

Letter

Lorraine Strain of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1, France

Christophe Ginevra*†‡Comments to Author , Françoise Forey*†‡, Christine Campèse§, Monique Reyrolle*†‡, Didier Che§, Jerome Etienne*†‡, and Sophie Jarraud*†‡
Author affiliations: *Université de Lyon, Lyon, France; †Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale U851, Lyon, France; ‡Hospices Civils de Lyon, Bron, France; §Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France;

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Prevalence of the Legionella pneumophila Paris (black bars) and Lorraine (grey bars) endemic strains, France, 1995–2006. White bar sections represent the proportion of strains isolated during outbreaks. For example, in 2000 the Paris strain accounted for 16.9% of clinical isolates: 12.5% unrelated and 4.4% related to the same outbreak. Numbers above each bar indicate the number of isolates.

Figure. Prevalence of the Legionella pneumophila Paris (black bars) and Lorraine (grey bars) endemic strains, France, 1995–2006. White bar sections represent the proportion of strains isolated during outbreaks. For example, in 2000 the Paris strain accounted for 16.9% of clinical isolates: 12.5% unrelated and 4.4% related to the same outbreak. Numbers above each bar indicate the number of isolates.

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