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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE
CHOLERA IN HAITI

Research

Characterization of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae from Haiti, 2010–2011

Deborah TalkingtonComments to Author , Cheryl Bopp, Cheryl Tarr, Michele B. Parsons, Georges Dahourou, Molly Freeman, Kevin Joyce, Maryann Turnsek, Nancy Garrett, Michael Humphrys, Gerardo Gomez, Steven Stroika, Jacques Boncy, Benjamin Ochieng, Joseph Oundo, John Klena, Anthony Smith, Karen Keddy, and Peter Gerner-Smidt
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (D. Talkington, C. Bopp, C. Tarr, M.B. Parsons, M. Freeman, K. Joyce, M. Turnsek, N. Garrett, M. Humphrys, G. Gomez, S. Stroika, P. Gerner-Smidt); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (G. Dahourou); CDC–Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya (B. Ochieng, J. Oundo); Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (J. Klena); Ministry of Public Health and Population, Port-au-Prince (J. Boncy); National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa (A. Smith, K. Keddy)

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Table 4

Vibrio cholerae isolates from various countries with the SfiI/NotI PFGE pattern combinations most commonly found in outbreak isolates obtained from Haiti in 2010–2011*

Location No. isolates SfiI/NotI PFGE pattern, no. (%)
KZGS12.0088/ KZGN11.0092 KZGS12.0089/ KZGN11.0092
Haiti 149 123 (82.6) 8 (5.4)
Afghanistan 2 2 (100) 0
Cameroon 1 1 (100) 0
Djibouti 2 0 0
Ethiopia 1 0 0
India 6 6 (100) 0
Kenya 14 0 0
Nepal 1 1 (100) 0
Nigeria 2 0 0
Oman 1 1 (100) 0
Pakistan 6 6 (100) 0
Peru 2 0 0
Somalia 2 0 0
South Africa 2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
Sri Lanka 1 0 0
Sudan 5 0 0
Togo 2 0 0
US Gulf Coast 1 0 0
Total 200 141 9

*Isolates were collected during 1991–2011. PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

*Isolates were collected during 1991–2011. PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

*Isolates were collected during 1991–2011. PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

*Isolates were collected during 1991–2011. PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

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