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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011

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Molecular Subtyping in Cholera Outbreak, Laos, 2010

Noikaseumsy Sithivong1, Tomoko Morita-Ishihara1, Arounnapha Vongdouangchanh, Traykhouane Phouthavane, Khampheng Chomlasak, Lay Sisavath, Bouaphanh Khamphaphongphane, Bounthanom Sengkeopraseuth, Phengta Vongprachanh, Onechanh Keosavanh, Kongmany Southalack, Lee Jiyoung, Reiko Tsuyuoka, Makoto Ohnishi, and Hidemasa IzumiyaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Vientiane, Laos (N. Sithivong, A. Vongdouangchanh, T. Phouthavane, K. Chomlasak, L. Sisavath, B. Khamphaphongphane, B. Sengkeopraseuth, P. Vongprachanh, O. Keosavanh, K. Southalack); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (T. Morita-Ishihara, L. Jiyoung, M. Ohnishi, H. Izumiya); World Health Organization, Vientiane (R. Tsuyuoka)

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Table

MLVA types identified in study of cholera, Laos, 2010*

MLVA type No. isolates Outbreak location Vibrio cholerae repeat copy no.
PFGE profile (no. isolates)
1 2 3 5 6 7 8
I 8 Attapeu 8 6 NA NA 7 17 17 A (7), B (1)
II 1 Attapeu 8 6 NA NA 7 18 17 A (1)
III 17 Xekong 10 6 NA 4 7 16 16 B (17)
IV 1 Xekong 10 6 NA 4 7 16 17 B (1)
V 1 Xekong 9 6 NA 4 7 16 16 B (1)

*MLVA, multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; NA, no PCR products amplified.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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