TABLE 1.

Characteristics of main GBS STs by country of origin, serotype, host, and disease statea

STAllelic profilebNo. of isolates of the STCountry of origin (no. of isolates)Serotype (no. of isolates)Host (no. of isolates)Disease state (no. of isolates)
6713, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1, 573UK (73)II (14), Ib (1), NT (58)B (73)BM (73)
172, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 144J (14), NZ (1), UK (13), USA (16)III (44)H (44)NI (33), AC (9), AI (2)
11, 1, 2, 1, 1, 2, 221J (10), NZ (3), UK (4), Is (3), T (1)V (9), VIII (4), VI (4), III (2), Ib (1), NT (1)H (21)AC (16), AI (3), NI (2)
191, 1, 3, 2, 2, 2, 221J (2), NZ (5), UK (9), USA (5)III (17), II (2), V (1), NT (1)H (20), B (1)AC (14), NI (3), AI (2), NC (1), BM (1)
235, 4, 6, 3, 2, 1, 317J (3), NZ (7), UK (4), Is (1), S (1), NK (1)Ia (11), III (4), V (1), NT (1)H (16), B (1)AC (7), NI (5), AI (3), NC (1), BM (1)
6113, 1, 1, 13, 1, 1, 19UK (9)III (1), II (2), NT (6)B (9)BM (9)
21, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2, 28NZ (1), UK (6), Is (1)II (7), NT (6)B (6), H (2)BM (6), AI (2)
84, 1, 4, 1, 3, 3, 27J (1), NZ (2), UK (3), S (1)Ib (6), NI (1)H (7)AC (4), NI (1), AI (2)
109, 1, 4, 1, 3, 3, 25J (1), NZ (2), UK (2)Ib (3), II (1), NT (1)H (5)AC (2), NI (1), AI (2)
119, 3, 7, 1, 3, 3, 25S (5)III (5)H (5)AI (5)
7613, 1, 1, 13, 1, 14, 15UK (5)II (1), NT (4)B (5)BM (5)
710, 1, 2, 1, 3, 2, 23J (3)Ia (3)H (3)AC (1), NI (2)
1210, 1, 4, 1, 3, 3, 23J (2), UK (1)Ib (3)H (3)NI (2), AC (1)
261, 1, 5, 4, 1, 4, 63J (2), UK (1)V (3)H (3)AC (2), NI (1)
281, 1, 3, 5, 2, 2, 23J (2), UK (1)II (3)H (3)AC (2), NI (1)
7213, 1, 1, 13, 1, 2, 53UK (3)NT (3)B (3)BM (3)
41, 1, 4, 1, 1, 3, 42J (1), UK (1)Ia (2)H (2)AC (1), NI (1)
159, 1, 4, 1, 5, 3, 22NZ (2)Ib (2)H (2)AI (1), NI (1)
2213, 3, 1, 3, 1, 1, 12Is (2)II (2)H (2)AC (1), AI (1)
183, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 11UK (1)III (1)H (1)NI (1)
292, 1, 1, 8, 1, 1, 11J (1)III (1)H (1)NI (1)
  • a Abbreviations: NT, nontypeable; A, human adult; B, bovine; M, mastitis; H, human; N, human neonatel; I, invasive disease; C, carried strain; J, Japan; NZ, New Zealand; UK, United Kingdom; USA, United States; Is, Israel; T, Thailand; S, Singapore; NK, not known.

  • b The allelic profile for each gene is presented in the order adhP, pheS, atr, glnA, sdhA, glcK, and tkt, respectively.