TABLE 2.

Summary of the 74 strains analyzed by PFGE, RAPD, and AFLP

Lab no.Region, country, yr of isolationAge (yr)SexaDiseaseBiotypeToxbRibotype
CD93/46St. Petersburg, Russia, 199346MTonsillitisGravis+D1
CD95/66Omsk region, RussiaGravis+D2
CD93/69Murmansk, Russia, 199330DiphtheriaGravis+D3
CD93/78Murmansk, Russia, 199321MDiphtheriaGravis+D4
CD93/266St. Petersburg, Russia, 19934FDiphtheriaGravis+D5
CD93/181Moscow, Russia, 1966CarrierGravis+D6
CD93/45St. Petersburg, Russia, 199334MCarrierMitis+D7
CD93/132Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia 199328MCarrierMitis+D8
CD93/183Dagestan, Russia, 1983MitisD9
CD93/186St. Petersburg, Russia, 1989CarrierMitisD10
CD93/274Vladimir, RussiaCarrierGravisD11
CD93/277Moscow, Russia19CarrierGravisD12
CD94/68Erlabrunn, Germany5MitisD13
CD94/66Berlin, Germany42MMitis+D14
CD94/69Erlabrunn, Germany5GravisD15
CD94/72Greifswald, GermanyBelfantiD16
CD94/76Dresden, GermanyBelfantiD17
CD94/260Germany, 1993Bronchus (source)BelfantiD18
CD94/263Thailand28FSkin lesion (German patient)Mitis+D19
CD94/238RomaniaGravis+D20
CD94/252RomaniaGravis+D21
CD94/249RomaniaMitisD22
CD94/240RomaniaIntermediusD24
CD94/241RomaniaIntermediusD25
CD94/91Sweden (outbreak)Mitis+D26
CD94/94SwedenMitis+D27
CD94/232SwedenMitisD28
CD94/231SwedenBelfantiD29
CD93/32United Kingdom39ImmigrantGravis+D30
CD94/149United Kingdom (Birmingham)14MPharyngitisGravis+D31
CD85/2Swansea, United KingdomTonsillitisMitis+D32
CD85/29Swansea, United Kingdom (imported case from Tunisia)MMitis+D33
CD90/39London, United KingdomTonsillitisMitis+D34
CD93/4United Kingdom (imported from Australia)MMitis+D35
CD93/19United Kingdom (imported from Bangladesh)15DiphtheriaMitis+D36
CD93/117United Kingdom6Mitis+D37
CD93/121United Kingdom43FMitis+D38
CD93/154United Kingdom (contact of a Somali)14FMitis+D39
CD98/135United Kingdom (imported case from Tanzania)19CutaneousMitis+D40
CD92/48Bristol, United KingdomMitis+D41
CD94/214United Kingdom (imported case from India)32FPharyngitisMitis+D42
CD94/8United Kingdom64MitisD43
CD94/9United Kingdom31FMitisD44
CD94/16Italy (imported case from Peru)Gravis+D45
CD93/242FranceMitisD46
CD93/28Perth, Australia45MitisD47
CD94/38Western Australia21MGravisD48
CD94/39Australia20MGravisD49
CD94/34Cairns, Queensland, Australia78MGravisD50
CD94/35New South Wales, Australia47FGravisD51
CD93/29Western Australia24GravisD52
CD94/62Przemysl, Poland38FIntermedius+D53
CD94/281Rwanda (imported case into Italy)Wound (source)MitisD54
CD94/282Rwanda (imported case into Italy)PharyngealMitisD55
CD95/184CGH, Western AustraliaGravisD56
CD94/126Seattle, WAIntermediusD57
CD94/132Seattle, WAGravis+D58
CD94/145Seattle, WAMitisD59
CD95/437VietnamMitis+D60
CD95/439VietnamMitis+D61
CD98/138KenyaCutaneousMitis+D62
CD96/241Thailand (patient from Nan Province)Mitis+D63
CD96/244Thailand4Mitis+D64
CD96/264Thailand11MitisD65
CD96/246Thailand3Mitis+D66
CD96/248Thailand14Mitis+D67
CD96/250ThailandMitis+D68
CD96/260Thailand8MitisD69
CD96/261Thailand2GravisD70
CD95/385Dominican RepublicMitis+D71
CD95/387Dominican RepublicMitis+D72
CD95/404ItalyMitis+D73
CD98/10DenmarkMitis+D74
  • a M, male; F, female.

  • b Tox, toxigenicity.