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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

Research

Molecular Epidemiology of Serogroup A Meningitis in Moscow, 1969 to 1997

Mark Achtman*Comments to Author , Arie van der Ende†, Peixuan Zhu*, Irina S. Koroleva‡, Barica Kusecek*, Giovanna Morelli*, Ilse G.A. Schuurman†, Norbert Brieske*, Kerstin Zurth*, Natalya N. Kostyukova§, and Alexander E. Platonov‡
Author affiliations: *Max-Planck Institut für Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, Germany; †Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ‡Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Moscow, Russia; §N.F. Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia

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Table 1

Multilocus sequence typing analysis of serogroup A meningococci

STa MLEE/ RAPD Sources No. fumC abcZ adk aroE gdh pdhC pgm
21 other UK (1941) 1 1 1 5 1 2 16 17
1 I, II Pandemic (1963-80) 15 1 1 3 1 1 1 3
75 X Moscow (1983-94) 3 1 2 3 25 1 1 3
78 X Moscow (1997) 1 1 2 3 25 1 1 17
76 X Moscow (1983-85) 4 17 2 3 1 1 1 3
77 X Moscow (1984-85) 3 1 2 3 1 1 1 3
69 VI Moscow (1970) 1 28 1 3 4 1 1 3
2 VI Moscow, GDR (1980-95) 17 7 1 3 4 1 1 3
68 VI Moscow (1994-96) 2 7 1 3 4 21 1 17
70 VI Moscow (1984-86) 2 7 1 3 4 22 21 3
73 VI Moscow (1995) 1 7 1 3 4 1 21 3
58 VI GDR (1986) 1 7 1 3 21 1 1 3
71 VI Moscow (1985) 1 7 1 3 10 1 1 3
72 VI Moscow (1987) 1 7 1 3 7 1 1 3
57 II USA (1930-43) 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 3
4 IV-1, IV-2 Pandemic (1917-90) 37 1 1 3 3 4 2 3
80 Gambia (1983) 1 31 1 3 15 4 2 3
203 Gambia (1996) 1 1 1 3 2 3 2 3
5 III, VIII Pandemic (1963-98) 24 1 1 1 2 3 2 3
6 III China (1966) 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 11
7 III Pandemic (1992-96) 9 1 1 1 2 3 2 19
3 V, VII China (1963-87) 11 1 1 3 1 1 23 13
59 V China (1980) 1 22 1 14 1 1 23 13
103 Greece (1996) 1 17 8 4 6 5 18 2
60 IX Holland (1989-92) 4 17 17 5 19 3 26 2
61 IX Holland (1992) 1 17 17 10 19 3 26 2
79 other Moscow (1995) 1 26 12 5 6 9 22 8
299 Czechoslovakia (1972) 1 26 2 29 36 26 18 20
300 Czechoslovakia (1972) 1 26 2 29 9 26 18 20
388 Czechoslovakia (1972) 2 35 57 2 2 6 68 12
400 Czechoslovakia (1972) 1 43 12 16 2 3 37 7

aST = sequence type; GDR = German Democratic Republic (East Germany); MLEE = multilocus enzyme electrophoresis; RAPD = random amplification of polymorphic DNA.

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