TABLE 2.

Frequencies of selected MLVA types over timea

MLVA type(s)Profileb% of total no. of isolates for given periodc
123456
107,7,0,7,6,927230000
168,6,0,7,6,7000<188
238,7,0,6,6,1015000<10
258,7,0,7,5,700<1232
278,7,0,7,6,7009426971
298,7,0,7,6,945434201
368,7,8,7,6,7000244
449,7,0,7,6,90011<100
649,7,0,7,6,60012000
707,6,0,7,6,80004220
917,6,0,7,6,7100200
927,6,0,7,6,91600<10<1
997,8,0,8,6,808<1000
1238,8,0,8,6,9084000
1259,7,0,7,6,10080000
OtherdNAe3702861414
  • a Amalgamation of the three most common types (or more where the ranking was tied) for each period. Other MLVA types occurring during the study period are given in Table S1 in the supplemental material.

  • b Numbers of repeats at VNTR loci 1, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, and 6, respectively.

  • c The periods are described in detail in Table 1. The numbers of isolates per period are as follows: for period 1, 68; for period 2, 13; for period 3, 161; for period 4, 110; for period 5, 185; and for period 6, 166.

  • d All remaining MLVA types grouped together.

  • e NA, not applicable.