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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000

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Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae: An Emerging Pathogen in England and Wales?

Mark Reacher*Comments to Author , Mary E. Ramsay*, Joanne White*, Aruni De Zoysa*, Androulla Efstratiou*, Gina Mann*, Andrew Mackay†, and Robert C. George*
Author affiliations: *Public Health Laboratory Service, London, United Kingdom; †Greenwich District General Hospital, Vanbrugh Hill, London, United Kingdom

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Table 5

Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae isolates from patients who traveled outside England and Wales in the previous 3 months, submitted to the Public Health Research Laboratory's Streptococcus and Diphtheria Reference Unit, 1995

Residencea Destination Ribotype Site
London Australia A Throat
London Sierra Leone A Throat
Northwest Cyprus A Throat
Northwest Holland A Throat
Northwest Canary Islands A Throat
Northwest Spain A Throat
Wales Germany A Throat
London France B Throat
London Vietnam D Skin
London Gambia E Throat
London Canary Islands F Throat
London Sudan H Skin
Southeast Philippines J Skin
London Ghana M Skin
West Midlands Pakistan Q Blood
London Morocco U Throat
West Midlands Jamaica W Skin

aEnglish Health Regions and Wales.

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