TABLE 5.

Results of MLST analysis

CountryaNo. of isolates
SerotypeClonal complexb
19A19F23FTaiwan19FSpain23FOthers
Korea (8)152611
China (9)153423
Thailand (5)235
Taiwan (7)3443
Sri Lanka (2)211
Singapore (3)123
Malaysia (9)954
Vietnam (11)5656
Hong Kong (14)7768
    Total (68)2372930335
  • a The number of isolates used in MLST analysis is shown in parentheses.

  • b Clonal complex as defined by McGee et al. (21) and the Pneumococcal Molecular Epidemiology Network (www.pneumo.com).