Chlamydia trachomatis Biovar L2 Infection in Women in South Africa

Remco P. H. Peters*, Ronan Doyle, Mathys J. Redelinghuys, James A. McIntyre, Georges M. Verjans, Judith Breuer, Marleen M. Kock

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We detected Chlamydia trachomatis biovar L2 in vaginal swab specimens of 7 women with vaginal discharge in South Africa. Whole-genome sequencing directly from clinical specimens identified a closely related cluster of strains. The clinical role of this infection in the context of syndromic management should be clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1913-1915
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017



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