Table 2

Analysis of the geographical Inter and Intra-continental matches between the shared-types found within 1 or 2 settings (endemic types n = 824) and localized types (n = 564), within and between the 8 macro-regions. The geographical analysis of the matches between localized types found in 3 macroregions and 5 settings or more (n = 246) and between the ubiquitous types (found in more than 3 regions (n = 284) was not done. Number of intra and intercontinental matches between STs detected between the 8 macro regions previously defined.

Macroregion (code)

Africa

Americas

Europe

Asia

Oceania



North America

Central America/Caribbean

South America

Middle-East and Central-Asia

Far-East Asia


Africa (1)

73

29

2

7

79

7

3

0

North America (2)

138

8

35

131

34

45

4

Central America (3)

7

0

9

1

2

0

South America (4)

94

69

ND

0

3

Europe (5)

351

56

25

3

Middle-East Asia (6)

99

8

0

Far-East Asia (7)

61

4

Oceania (8)

1


ND = not done

Brudey et al. BMC Microbiology 2006 6:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-6-23

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