Epidemiology and Molecular Identification and Characterization of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, South Africa, 2012–2015
, Nicole Wolter, Alvaro J. Benitez, Stefano Tempia, Mignon du Plessis, Sibongile Walaza, Fahima Moosa, Maureen H. Diaz, Bernard J. Wolff, Florette K. Treurnicht, Orienka Hellferscee, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Cheryl Cohen, Jonas M. Winchell, and Anne von Gottberg
Author affiliations: National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa (M. Carrim, N. Wolter, S. Tempia, M. du Plessis, S. Walaza, F. Moosa, F.K. Treurnicht, O. Hellferscee, C. Cohen, A. von Gottberg); University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (N. Wolter, M. du Plessis, S. Walaza, E. Variava, C. Cohen, A. von Gottberg); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.J. Benitez, S. Tempia, M.H. Diaz, B.J. Wolff, J.M. Winchell); Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospitals, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (H. Dawood); Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, Pietermaritzburg (H. Dawood); University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg (H. Dawood); Klerksdorp-Tshepong Hospital Complex, Klerksdorp, South Africa (E. Variava); Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Johannesburg (E. Variava)
Figure. Number of Mycoplasma pneumoniae–positive cases and detection rate among inpatients with SRI and outpatients with ILI (N = 8,424), by month and period, Klerksdorp and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, June 2012–May 2015. ILI, influenza-like illness; SRI, severe respiratory illness.
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