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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Dispatch

Emergence and Spread of Chlamydia trachomatis Variant, Sweden

Björn HerrmannComments to Author , Anna Törner, Nicola Low, Markus Klint, Anders Nilsson, Inga Velicko, Thomas Söderblom, and Anders Blaxhult
Author affiliations: Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden (B. Herrmann, M. Klint, A. Nilsson); Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden (A.Törner, I. Velicko, T. Söderblom, A. Blaxhult); University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (N. Low);

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Map of Sweden showing proportions of the new variant of Chlamydia trachomatis in different counties. Light gray shading indicates counties that used Abbott or Roche test systems before the discovery of the new variant; dark gray shading indicates counties that used the Becton Dickinson (BD) system. The 1 county that used both Roche and BD assays is indicated with stripes. n, number of positive chlamydia cases analyzed. The period in which samples were collected is given for each county.

Figure 1. Map of Sweden showing proportions of the new variant of Chlamydia trachomatis in different counties. Light gray shading indicates counties that used Abbott or Roche test systems before the discovery of the new variant; dark gray shading indicates counties that used the Becton Dickinson (BD) system. The 1 county that used both Roche and BD assays is indicated with stripes. n, number of positive chlamydia cases analyzed. The period in which samples were collected is given for each county.

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