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Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015

Pneumonic Plague Outbreak, Northern Madagascar, 2011

Vincent Richard, Julia M. RiehmComments to Author , Perlinot Herindrainy, Rahelinirina Soanandrasana, Maherisoa Ratsitoharina, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Samuel Andrianalimanana, Holger C. Scholz, and Minoarisoa Rajerison
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal (V. Richard); Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany (J.M. Riehm, H.C. Scholz); German Center for Infection Research, Munich (J.M. Riehm, H.C. Scholz); Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Anatananarivo, Madagascar (P. Herindrainy, R. Soanandrasana, M. Ratsitoharina, F. Rakotomanana, M. Rajerison); Ministry of Public Health, Anatananarivo (S. Andrianalimanana)

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Table 4

Molecular typing of Yersinia pestis in 10 samples from humans and rats during pneumonic plague outbreak, northern Madagascar, 2011*

Sample origin Source† Distance, km‡ Year Ypb locus Ypc locus§
Ankatakata, case 12 Human 0 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3
Ankatakata, case 13 Human 0 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4 c1-c2-c3
Ankatakata #R48 Rat 0 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3
Ankatakata #R52 Rat 0 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3
Ankatakata #R56 Rat 0 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3
Antanabe #R05 Rat 3 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 NA
Ambarakaraka #R16 Rat 3 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3′-c12
Bealanana #013 Human 400 2010 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3′-c12
Ankazobe #275 Human 400 2010 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3
Mandritsara #438 Human 800 2011 b1-b2-b3-b4-b5 c1-c2-c3

*The s232 locus for all 10 isolates had a derived status, and the 13 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (s1362, s1375, s190, s197, s1367, s1004, s1025, s1377, s1089, s1363, s206, s1373, and s152) for all 10 isolates had an ancestral status.
†Rat, Rattus rattus.
‡Distance to outbreak village (Ankatakata).

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