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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

Research

Increasing Incidence of Listeriosis in France and Other European Countries

Véronique Goulet*Comments to Author , Craig Hedberg*†, Alban Le Monnier‡, and Henriette de Valk*
Author affiliations: *Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France; †University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; ‡Institut Pasteur, Paris, France;

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Table 3

Distribution of strains of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from human case-patients by serovar, by year

Characteristic 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007*
No. of strains 240 222 186 202 197 233 212 280 151
Serovar 1/2a, % 27 33 33 22 26 30 24 29 27
Serovar 1/2b, % 20 16 22 18 22 11 17 17 15
Serovar 1/2c, % 5 3 3 4 5 4 3 4 4
Serovar 4b, % 48 48 42 55 47 55 56 50 54
Other serovar, % <1 0 0 <1 0 0 0 <1 <1

*Through Jun 30.

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