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Volume 24, Number 3—March 2018

Epidemiology and Molecular Identification and Characterization of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, South Africa, 2012–2015

Maimuna CarrimComments to Author , 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)

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Table 1

Mycoplasma pneumoniae detection rate, by age and HIV status, among inpatients with SRI, outpatients with ILI, and controls, Klerksdorp and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, June 2012–May 2015*

Characteristic No. positive/no. tested (%)
SRI ILI Controls
73/4,703 (1.6)
27/3,721 (0.7)
3/1,770 (0.2)
Age group, y
<1 19/1,067 (1.8) 3/397 (0.8) 0/249 (0.0)
1–4 19/611 (3.1) 8/745 (1.1) 0/373 (0.0)
5–24 9/383 (2.3) 8/1,085 (0.7) 3/505 (0.6)
25–44 16/1,492 (1.1) 6/1,075 (0.6) 0/271 (0.0)
45–64 7/885 (0.8) 1/360 (0.3) 0/258 (0.0)
3/249 (1.2)
1/54 (1.9)
0/111 (0.0)
HIV status
Negative 30/1,785 (1.7) 21/2,231 (0.9) 2/947 (0.2)
Positive 32/2,117 (1.5) 2/940 (0.2) 0/705 (0.0)

*ILI, influenza-like illness; SRI, severe respiratory illness.

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