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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013


Plague Outbreak in Libya, 2009, Unrelated to Plague in Algeria

Nicolas Cabanel, Alexandre Leclercq, Viviane Chenal-Francisque, Badereddin Annajar, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Souad Bekkhoucha, Eric Bertherat, and Elisabeth CarnielComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (N. Cabanel, A. Leclercq, V. Chenal-Francisque, E. Carniel); National Center for Disease Control, Tripoli, Libya (B. Annajar); Institut Pasteur, Antananarivo, Madagascar (M. Rajerison); University Hospital, Oran, Algeria (S. Bekkhoucha); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (E. Bertherat)

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Fifteen strains of Yersinia pestis used for analysis of plague outbreaks in Libya, 2009, and Algeria, 2003

Strain Biovar Country Place Year of isolation Source
IP1973 Medievalis Libya Eltarsha 2009 Libyan health authorities
IP1974 Medievalis Libya Alashahab 2009 Libyan health authorities
IP1975 Medievalis Libya Zafrana 2009 Libyan health authorities
IP516 Medievalis Iran Kurdistan 1948 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)
IP519 Medievalis Iran Kurdistan 1951 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)
IP562 Medievalis Iran Kurdistan 1947 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)
IP564 Medievalis Iran Kurdistan 1948 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)
IP565 Medievalis Turkey Unknown 1952 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)
IP1860 Orientalis Algeria Kehailia 2003 University Hospital, Oran
IP1861 Orientalis Algeria Hama Ali 2003 University Hospital, Oran
IP1862 Orientalis Algeria Hamoul 2003 University Hospital, Oran
IP1863 Orientalis Algeria Ain Temouchent 2003 University Hospital, Oran
IP1864 Orientalis Algeria Ain Temouchent 2003 University Hospital, Oran
IP1866 Orientalis Algeria Unknown 1944 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)
IP1867 Orientalis Algeria Unknown 1945 Yersinia Research Unit (Institut Pasteur)

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