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Table 1 Reported and culture-confirmed cases of meningococcal disease, the prevalence of different serogroups of Neisseria meningitidis isolates in 1996–2002, and isolates available for genotyping in this study.

From: Molecular epidemiology and emergence of worldwide epidemic clones of Neisseria meningitidis in Taiwan

  No. case/isolate (No. genotyped) Total
  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002  
Reported case 22 37 17 21 34 80 81 292
Confirmeda         
   A       2 (1) 1 (1) 3 (2)
   B 9 (6) 12 (7) 6 (3) 10 (6) 4 13 (12) 25 (18) 79 (52)
   C       1 (1) 2 (2) 3 (3)
   W135 4 (4) 7 (4) 4 (2) 1 9 (2) 19 (12) 11 (7) 55 (31)
   Y       10 (8) 5 (3) 15 (11)
   NG    2    1 (1)   3 (1)
Total 13 (10) 19 (11) 12 (5) 11 (6) 13 (2) 46 (35) 44 (31) 158 (100)
  1. aNG: non-serogroupable.