TABLE 4.

Human and animal strains of Baltimore County, MD, and York County, PA, and the ospC groups with which each clustered

SourceIsolate nameClustered with ospC groupa
InvasiveNoninvasive
ABKIGHJTN
Small-animal ear biopsy or blood cultureEP1-3×
EP2-1×
EP2-12×
EP2-14×
EP2-22×
EP2-24×
EP3-1×
EP3-3×
BC3-4×
EP3-5×
EP4-3×
EP4-7×
EP6-6×
EP6-11×
EP6-12×
Human bloodPL 1×
PL 2×
PL 3×
PL 4×
PL 5×
PL 6×
Human skinSK 5×
Control isolate297×
Lab strain×
  • a The major ospC groups were defined in references 25 and 30, and each group is represented by a letter. None of the listed isolates clustered with any ospC group associated with ticks (i.e., group D, E, F, or L). ×, isolate clustered with indicated group.