TABLE 2

Distribution of the 5 most frequent sequence types by country of isolation

STaNo. (%) of isolates with the indicated ST and originating from:Total no. (%) of isolates
IsraelFranceSpainCanadaUnited States
ST-626 (15.9)11 (16.2)7 (21.2)5 (20.8)5 (31.3)60 (18.5)
ST-145 (3.0)b12 (17.6)17 (51.5)b8 (33.3)3 (18.8)45 (13.9)
ST-238 (4.9)1 (1.5)1 (3.0)3 (12.5)2 (12.5)16 (4.9)
ST-251 (0.6)b21 (30.9)b3 (9.0)1 (4.2)0 (0.0)28 (8.6)
ST-359 (5.5)4 (5.9)0 (0.0)1 (4.2)0 (0.0)16 (4.9)
Total164 (100)68 (100)33 (100)24 (100)16 (100)324 (100)
  • a Sequence type.

  • b P < 0.001 compared to the all-other-countries distribution of the given ST by the chi-square test.