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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

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Identification of Francisella tularensis Cluster in Central and Western Europe

Paola Pilo1, Anders Johansson1, and Joachim FreyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (P. Pilo, J. Frey); Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (A. Johansson); Swedish Defence Research Agency, Umeå (A. Johansson)

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Figure 2

Geographic distribution of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica strains of the central and western European genetic cluster isolated in Switzerland. Dots represent the geographic origin of the isolates (from 7 Swiss cantons). The dashed line indicates the Alps. Strains of the subclade B.Br:FTNF002–00 are known to be present in France and Spain.

Figure 2. Geographic distribution of Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica strains of the central and western European genetic cluster isolated in Switzerland. Dots represent the geographic origin of the isolates (from 7 Swiss cantons). The dashed line indicates the Alps. Strains of the subclade B.Br:FTNF002–00 are known to be present in France and Spain.

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

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