TABLE 1.

Characteristics of 180 S. flexneri serotype 2a isolates recovered from Renai and the neighboring townships during 1996 to 2000a

IsolateIsolation date (mo-day-yr)Source of isolationPFGE types and subtypesRelationship among members of the same epidemiological groups
TownshipVillage
SH11051-3-1996PuliA1
SH2182b8-12-1996RenaiTsunyangA
SH38968-18-1996RenaiChingyingA
SH2214b8-19-1996RenaiTsunyangA
SH22298-20-1996RenaiChingyingA
SH22768-23-1996RenaiTatungB
SH23028-27-1996RenaiTsunyangA
SH22868-29-1996RenaiFahsiangA
SH22918-31-1996RenaiChingyingA
SH2308c,d9-4-1996RenaiTsunyangAA2 has addition of band 21 from A
SH2557c9-4-1996RenaiTsunyangA
SH2590c9-4-1996RenaiTsunyangA2
SH2343b9-5-1996RenaiTsunyangA
SH2371e9-5-1996RenaiChinaiA
SH2372e,f9-5-1996RenaiChinaiA
SH2374f9-5-1996RenaiChinaiA
SH25769-5-1996RenaiTsunyangA3
SH25589-7-1996PuliA4
SH25949-9-1996RenaiHotsoA4
SH2585c9-10-1996RenaiNanfengA
SH31519-12-1996HsiniA5
SH31609-12-1996RenaiTsunyangA
SH26839-13-1996RenaiChinaiA6
SH30109-13-1996RenaiTsunyangA3
SH31629-13-1996RenaiNanfengA7
SH3006g9-13-1996RenaiTsunyangA3
SH2955g9-14-1996RenaiTsunyangA3
SH29539-14-1996RenaiNanfengA8
SH3094d9-14-1996RenaiChingyingA
SH33649-19-1996HsiniA4
SH40299-25-1996RenaiWanfengA
SH423210-12-1996RenaiLihsingA
SH421710-14-1996RenaiLihsingA
SH4347h10-18-1996RenaiFahsiangA
SH4377i10-23-1996RenaiChinaiA
SH433210-24-1996RenaiLihsingA
SH4418i10-31-1996RenaiHuchuA
SH4798h10-31-1996RenaiFahsiangA
SH452011-14-1996PuliA
SH479912-30-1996RenaiFahsiangA
SH478512-31-1996PuliA
SH47951-7-1997PuliA
SH4797j1-8-1997PuliA
SH4834j1-14-1997PuliA
SH4903k1-23-1997RenaiChinaiA9
SH4916k1-30-1997RenaiChinaiA
SH49662-5-1997RenaiChingyingA
SH49682-11-1997PuliA10
SH49912-20-1997HsiniC
SH52683-19-1997PuliA11
SH55183-21-1997PuliA
SH55983-31-1997PuliA
SH56204-8-1997YuchrA12
SH5977l5-6-1997RenaiChungchengA11
SH59785-6-1997PuliA
SH6337m5-13-1997RenaiChungchengA
SH70325-22-1997RenaiChinaiA
SH7056m5-23-1997RenaiChungchengA
SH7080l5-23-1997RenaiChungchengA
SH71495-29-1997RenaiChingyingA4
SH72276-6-1997RenaiChingyingA13
SH72286-6-1997RenaiChinaiA
SH72916-13-1997HsiniA4
SH72926-13-1997RenaiHotsoA
SH73446-17-1997RenaiTsunyangA
SH73726-19-1997RenaiChungchengA14
SH74086-27-1997RenaiChinaiA15
SH75657-8-1997RenaiChinaiA16
SH77347-21-1997RenaiWanfengA
SH77737-25-1997RenaiTsunyangA
SH75948-6-1997RenaiChinaiA
SH78268-6-1997RenaiChinaiD
SH78458-7-1997RenaiHotsoE
SH79328-20-1997RenaiChungchengA17
SH81889-9-1997PuliA
SH81899-9-1997RenaiChingyingA18
SH82549-12-1997RenaiChingyingA
SH83579-22-1997RenaiChungchengA19
SH85009-26-1997RenaiChingyingA20
SH867010-1-1997RenaiLihsingA21
SH873210-1-1997RenaiTatungA4
SH865310-9-1997RenaiTatungA18
SH892211-1-1997RenaiChungchengA22
SH892511-1-1997RenaiHuchuA
SH8923n,o11-1-1997RenaiHuchuAA21 has deletion of band 32 from A, All has deletion of band 19 from A21
SH8924n11-1-1997RenaiHuchuA21
SH8957n,p11-2-1997RenaiHuchuA11
SH898111-2-1997PuliA23
SH9154n,p12-1-1997RenaiHuchuA24A25 has difference of 5 bands from A24
SH9155n,o12-1-1997RenaiHuchuA25
SH9658q2-4-1998HsiniA26A27 has addition of band 16 and deletion of band 14 from A26
SH9672q2-6-1998HsiniA26
SH9677q2-6-1998HsiniA27
SH97292-11-1998RenaiWanfengA12
SH99812-15-1998RenaiChinaiA11
SH10004r2-24-1998RenaiChinaiA11
SH10008r3-27-1998RenaiChinaiA
SH102003-27-1998PuliF
SH10245s4-7-1998RenaiChingyingA
SH10262s4-10-1998PuliA
SH102794-16-1998RenaiWanfengA28
SH103264-24-1998PuliA29
SH10492t5-11-1998RenaiTsunyangA
SH10592t5-20-1998RenaiTsunyangA
SH108236-3-1998RenaiFahsiangA
SH108626-10-1998RenaiNanfengA30
SH109006-16-1998PuliA
SH11119u,v7-22-1998RenaiNanfengAA30 has addition of band 31 and deletion of band 32 from A
SH11143u7-24-1998RenaiNanfengA30
SH111747-28-1998PuliA31
SH11201u,v8-5-1998RenaiNanfengA
SH112098-6-1998RenaiChungchengA32
SH112218-11-1998RenaiTsunyangA4
SH112298-13-1998RenaiLihsingA
SH113508-19-1998RenaiTatungA23
SH113568-20-1998RenaiNanfengA30
SH113658-25-1998RenaiNanfengA33
SH115758-25-1998RenaiChingyingA23
SH11430w9-1-1998RenaiChingyingA23
SH11443w9-2-1998RenaiChingyingA23
SH114919-5-1998YuchrA3
SH114929-6-1998PuliA
SH11543w9-9-1998RenaiChingyingA
SH11662x9-18-1998RenaiHsinhsengA23A34 has addition of band 24 from A23
SH11646x9-20-1998RenaiHsinhsengA34
SH116619-20-1998RenaiChingyingA35
SH116689-20-1998KuoshingA
SH117109-20-1998RenaiTsunyangA23
SH116849-25-1998RenaiHotsoA36
SH117879-30-1998RenaiHotsoA37
SH1178810-1-1998RenaiTsunyangA23
SH1258110-29-1998RenaiChingyingA38
SH1391711-21-1998RenaiHsinhsengA
SH1409212-2-1998PuliA23
SH151121-22-1999PuliA4
SH15111y1-24-1999HsiniA39
SH15279y2-8-1999HsiniA39
SH157446-8-1999HsiniA40
SH157796-20-1999PuliA41
SH157786-21-1999PuliA
SH160007-8-1999RenaiTsunyangA
SH160267-11-1999RenaiHotsoA23
SH16027z7-11-1999HsiniA42
SH16053z7-14-1999HsiniA42
SH16286z7-21-1999HsiniA42
SH16492a17-21-1999PuliA
SH164757-25-1999RenaiChingyingA43
SH165668-5-1999RenaiChingyingA
SH166328-16-1999PuliA23
SH16633a18-16-1999PuliA
SH167769-8-1999HsiniA44
SH16893b110-1-1999RenaiNanfengA23
SH17015b110-5-1999RenaiNanfengA23
SH17081b110-9-1999RenaiNanfengA23
SH17247c1,d1,e110-9-1999RenaiChingyingA
SH1715510-10-1999RenaiNanfengA30
SH17279f110-12-1999RenaiNanfengA45A23 has difference of 5 bands from A45
SH17289f110-12-1999RenaiNanfengA23
SH1727410-13-1999PuliA
SH17384d110-15-1999RenaiHotsoA46
SH17656c1,e110-15-1999RenaiChingyingA4
SH17669e110-15-1999RenaiChingyingA4
SH1780210-18-1999RenaiChingyingA
SH1784310-20-1999RenaiChingyingA47
SH1814511-1-1999RenaiFahsiangA
SH1823711-15-1999RenaiHotsoA4
SH1850912-31-1999RenaiTsunyangA21
SH186612-3-2000PuliA48
SH186822-11-2000HsiniA42
SH187422-18-2000RenaiTatungA49
SH193255-29-2000RenaiHuchuA
SH19699g17-1-2000RenaiHotsoA4A3 has addition of band 20 and deletion of band 19 from A4
SH19698g17-1-2000RenaiHotsoA3
SH19723g17-2-2000RenaiHotsoA4
SH201078-2-2000HsiniA42
SH201858-10-2000RenaiChingyingA
SH206938-16-2000HsiniA42
SH207648-16-2000HsiniA42
SH2097412-7-2000HsiniA50
D2107212-22-2000RenaiChingyingA51
  • a Twelve epidemiological groups are boxed. The superscripts b, e, j, l, m, n, q, r, z, a1, and c1 indicate family members; c, g, and i, indicate close relatives and friends; d and d1 indicate classmates; f, h, k, b1, e1, f1, and g1 indicate neighbors; o, p, t, v, and x indicate same persons; s, u, w and y indicate contacts.