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Table 3 C. diphtheriae ribotype prevalence in Belarus (1996–2005)

From: Molecular epidemiology of C. diphtheriaestrains during different phases of the diphtheria epidemic in Belarus

International designation Former designation (London) 1996–2000 period 2001–2005 period
   Total strains % Total strains %
Sankt-Peterburg D1 63 24.3 4 2.3
Rossija D4 65 25.1 85 49.1
Rossija derivation   - - 8 4.6
Otchakov D7 18 6.9 19 11.0
Lyon D6 11 4.2 3 1.7
Bangladesh D36 2 0.8 1 0.6
Erlabrunn D15 2 0.8 - -
Schwarzenberg D13 2 0.8 1 0.6
Moskva   44 16.9 8 4.6
Cluj D10 34 13.1 36 20.8
Minsk D30 1 0.4 - -
Gomel   1 0.4 - -
Ras-el-Ma   2 0.8 - -
Thailand D19 1 0.4 - -
Prahova D17 1 0.4 - -
Dagestan D9 1 0.4 - -
Gatchina D5 1 0.4 - -
Buzau   1 0.4 - -
Close to Nan D63 2 0.8 - -
Close to Pakistan D12/D31 - - 2 1.2
Close to Versailles D44/54/55 1 0.4 - -
Neamt D22 - - 1 0.6
New 1–11   6 2.3 5 2.9
Total   259 100.0 173 100.0