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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

Emergence of a Unique Group of Necrotizing Mycobacterial Diseases

Karen M. Dobos*†, Frederick D. Quinn†, David A. Ashford†, C. Robert Horsburgh*, and C. Harold King*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Laboratory-confirmed cases of Mycobacterium marinum in the five regions of the United States (40 states reporting), by year, 1993–1996a

No. cases (%)
Region 1993 1994 1995 1996
Northeast 21 (14) 40 (22) 34 (23) 28 (18)
Southeast 58 (38) 66 (37) 41 (28) 64 (41)
North central 43 (28) 38 (21) 27 (27) 38 (24)
South central 17 (11) 17 (10) 17 (17) 14 (9)
Mountain 8 (5) 11 (6) 13 (13) 7 (5)
Pacific 5 (3) 7 (4) 15 (15) 6 (4)
Total 152 179 147 157

aThese data are reported as part of the passive laboratory-based surveillance system using the Public Health Laboratory Information System software developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of State and Territorial Public Health Laboratory Directors.

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