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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Streptococcus agalactiae Serotype IV in Humans and Cattle, Northern Europe1

Ulrike Lyhs2, Laura Kulkas, Jørgen Katholm3, Karin Persson Waller, Kerttu Saha, Richard J. Tomusk, and Ruth N. ZadoksComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Helsinki, Seinäjoki, Finland (U. Lyhs); Valio Ltd., Helsinki, Finland (L. Kulkas); SEGES (formerly Knowledge Centre for Agriculture), Aarhus, Denmark (J. Katholm); National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden (K. Persson Waller); Central Hospital, Seinäjoki (K. Saha); University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (R.J. Tomusk, R.N. Zadoks); Moredun Research Institute, Penicuik, Scotland, UK (R.N. Zadoks)

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Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from humans and cattle, Finland and Sweden, 2010–2013*

Molecular serotype No. isolates from humans/cattle
No. isolates from humans only
No. isolates from cattle only
ST1 ST8 ST12 ST23 ST196 Other ST17 ST19 ST28 ST144 ST10 ST103 ST314 ST633 ST726
Ia 1/0 7/2 1/3 6 10 3 3
Ib 4/3 1/0 1
II 1/0 10/1 2/1 1 3 3
III 0/2 1/4 4 13
IV 4/8 2/1 3
V 18/19 1/4
Other 1/1 0/1 1

*ST, sequence type; –, no isolates.

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; April 24–28, 2015; Copenhagen, Denmark.

2Current affiliation: Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

3Current affiliation: DNA Diagnostic A/S, Risskov, Denmark.

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