Table 2.

B. burgdorferi sensu stricto isolates classified according to geographic region, source, and majorospC group

Geographical source of isolatesBiological source (no. of isolates)MajorospC groupa (no. observed)
New York (Westchester County)Skin (62)A (8), B (10), D (1), E (1), G (6), H (4), I (4), J (6), K (18), M (2), U (2)
Blood (14)A (5), B (2), I (1), K (6)
CSF (1)B (1)
New York (eastern Long Island)Skin (40)A (10), B (6), C (2), G (1), I (4), K (12), N (3), O (1), T (1)
Blood (1)A (1)
CSF (10)A (3), K (7)
ConnecticutSkin (2)C (1), K (1)
Blood (3)A (1), I (1), K (1)
CSF (3)I (1), K (2)
CaliforniaSkin (4)A (1), H (1), I (1), M (1)
Blood (2)A (2)
CSF (1)A (1)
ArkansasBlood (1)A (1)
WisconsinSkin (1)J (1)
PennsylvaniaSkin (1)H (1)
CSF (1)K (1)
TexasSkin (1)A (1)
MichiganSkin (2)B (1), K (1)
Europe (Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy)Skin (5)A (3), B (2)
Blood (2)A (2)
CSF (4)A (4)
Synovial fluid (1)A (1)
  • a A major ospC group is defined as a set of sequences with more than 98% similarity within each group and less than 92% sequence similarity between groups.