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Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014

Clinical Isolates of Shiga Toxin 1a–Producing Shigella flexneri with an Epidemiological Link to Recent Travel to Hispañiola

Miranda D. Gray, Keith A. Lampel, Nancy A. Strockbine, Reinaldo E. Fernandez, Angela R. Melton-Celsa, and Anthony T. MaurelliComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (M.D. Gray, R.E. Fernandez, A.R. Melton-Celsa, A.T. Maurelli); US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA (K.A. Lampel); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (N.A. Strockbine)

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Table 1

Isolation information for clinical strains of Shigella flexneri , USA, 2001–2013*

Strain Source state (laboratory no.) Isolation date Recent travel destination
BS937 HI (HI_N10–094) 2010 Mar Haiti
BS938 MA (MA_12EN1615) 2012 May NA
BS942 MA (MA_10EN1901) 2010 Sep NR
BS943 MA (MA_11EN1036) 2011 Jun NA
BS951 PA (05E00067) 2005 Jan NR
BS954 PA (05E02261) 2005 Dec Dominican Republic
BS955 PA (06E00134) 2006 Jan NR
BS957 PA (06E00281) 2006 Feb NR
BS958 PA (06E00283) 2006 Jan NR
BS959 PA (06E00305) 2006 Feb NR
BS960 PA (06E00941) Unknown Haiti
BS963 PA (08E01943) 2008 Sep NR
BS965 PA (M09015890001A) 2009 Jul NA
BS968 PA (M10005231001A) 2010 Feb Haiti
BS971 PA (M11028960001A) 2011 Nov Haiti
BS972 MA (12EN7814) 2012 Nov NR‡
BS974 IN (01–3105)† 2001 Apr Haiti
BS980 MA (05–3606)† 2005 Oct NR‡
BS981 CT (06–3001)† 2005 Dec Dominican Republic
BS982 GA (08–3370)† 2008 Apr NR
BS988 CT (2012C-3273 † 2012 Jan Haiti
BS989 CT (2013C-3310)† 2013 (month unknown) NR
BS998 PA (M13004940001A) 2013 Mar Haiti
BS999 MA (MA_13EN0428) 2013 Jan Haiti
BS1010 MD (MDA10005139) 2009 Dec Dominican Republic
MD (MDA12018728)
2012 Jan
BS952 PA (05E00414) 2005 Apr Peru
BS969 PA (M11015188001A) 2011 Jun India
BS970 PA (M11015261001A) 2011 Jun NR

*NA, no information available; NR, none reported; stx1a, Shiga toxin 1a gene.
†Obtained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
‡No foreign travel reported, but patient had contact with a person who recently returned from Haiti.

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