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Volume 7, Number 7—June 2001

Waterborne Outbreak of Tularemia Associated with Crayfish Fishing

Pedro Anda*Comments to Author , Javier Segura del Pozo*†, José María Díaz García‡, Raquel Escudero*, F. Javier García Peña§, M. Carmen López Velasco‡, Ricela E. Sellek*, M. Rosario Jiménez Chillarón‡, Luisa P. Sánchez Serrano*, and J. Fernando Martínez Navarro*
Author affiliations: *Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; †Public Health Department, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain; ‡Cuenca Public Health Department, Cuenca, Spain; §Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Algete, Madrid, Spain

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Table 5

16S rRNA gene sequence similarity matrix (from position 145 to 1290 as for Escherichia coli)

LNAa Ftp Ftt Fn Fph Lp Ec St
LNA 100
Ftp 100 100
Ftt 99.2 99.2 100
Fn 99.2 99.2 98.6 100
Fph 97.7 97.7 97.2 100
Lp 80.8 80.8 80.3 80.2 80.8 100
Ec 81.1 81.1 80.5 80.5 80.3 80 100
St 81 81 80.8 80.4 80 79.7 95.9 100

aLNA = human lymph node aspirate amplicon, this study (GenBank Accession No. AF227314); Ftp = F. tularensis palaearctica (L26086); Ftt = Francisella tularensis tularensis (Z21932); Fn = F. novicida (L26084); Fph = F. philomiragia (Z21933); Lp = Legionella pneumophila; (M36023); Ec = Escherichia coli (AE000406); St = Salmonella Typhimurium (X80681).

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