TABLE 2.

Clinical N. meningitidis isolates and demographic informationa

SampleSerogroupDemographic datab
AYWinston-Salem 5, 2002
BNongroupable (not A-C or Y)Winston-Salem 6, 2002
CC/2b:P1.2Houston 2, 1981 outbreak
DCWinston-Salem 7, 2002
EC/2b:P1.2Houston 1, 1981 outbreak
FB/4:p1:15Spain, R1907, 1985-1986
GC/2b:P1.2Houston 8, 1981 outbreak
HC/2b:P1.2Houston 7, 1981 outbreak
IB/4:p1:15Spain, R1922, 1985-1986
JC/2b:P1.2Houston 3, 1981 outbreak
KBWinston-Salem 3, 2001
LC/2b:P1.2Houston 4, 1981 outbreak
MC/nontypeableHouston 5, 1981
NB/4:p1:15Spain, R1916, 1985-1986
OC/nontypeableSpain, R1909, 1985-1986
PC/2b:P1.2Houston 6, 1981 outbreak
QAATCC 13077
RBATCC 13090
SCATCC 13102
  • a N. meningitidis isolates include seven isolates from an elementary school outbreak in Houston, Tex. All isolates (except ATCC isolates) were previously characterized by manual rep-PCR and or MLEE (51).

  • b Demographic data list source of sample (Winston-Salem, N.C., Houston, Tex., or Spain and isolated number, followed by year(s) of collection, association with an outbreak (if applicable), and strain designations (if available).