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Table 4 Toxigenic strains amongst C. diphtheriae ribotypes (Belarus, 1996–2005)

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

Ribotype/BstEII 1996–2000 period 2001–2005 period
International designation Former designation (London) Total strains Toxigenic strains Total strains Toxigenic strains
    no. %   no. %
Sankt-Peterburg D1 63 62 98.4 4 4 100.0
Rossija D4 65 61 93.8 85 63 74.1
Rossija derivation   - - - 8 8 100.0
Otchakov D7 18 18 100.0 19 19 100.0
Lyon D6 11 11 100.0 3 3 100.0
Bangladesh D36 2 2 100.0 1 1 100.0
Erlabrunn D15 2 1 50.0 - - -
Schwarzenberg D13 2 2 100.0 1 - -
Moskva   44 - - 8 - -
Cluj D10 34 1 2.9 36 - -
Minsk D30 1 1 100.0 - - -
Gomel   1 1 100.0 - - -
Ras-el-Ma   2 - - - - -
Thailand D19 1 - - - - -
Prahova D17 1 - - - - -
Dagestan D9 1 - - - - -
Gatchina D5 1 - - - - -
Buzau   1 1 100.0 - - -
Close to Nan D63 2 2 100.0 - - -
Close to Pakistan D12/D31 - - - 2 - -
Close to Versailles D44/54/55 1 - - - - -
Neamt D22 - - - 1 - -
New 1–11   6 6 100.0 5 2 40.0
Total   259 169 65.3 173 100 57.8