Vaccine Preventability of Meningococcal Clone, Greater Aachen Region, Germany
Figure 1. Distribution of clonal complex 41/44 Neisseria meningitidis strains in Germany and the Netherlands during 2001–2006 with positively associated multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) and multilocus sequence types (MLST). A) Distribution of MLVA type (MT) 19/MLST (ST) 42 strains (red triangles). Full green circles represent non–MT19/ST42 strains. Black rectangle delineates the area magnified in panel B. B) Area encompassing Limburg (orange shading) and Greater Aachen (blue shading). C–E) Spatial distribution of other overrepresented MT/ST variants: MT27/ST40 (blue triangles); MT30/ST40 (orange triangles); MT78/ST1374 (purple triangles).