TABLE 3

Detection of virulence traits in L. pneumophila sg2–14 strains per type of serogroup

SerogroupNo. (%) of strains positive for L. pneumophila sg2–14
lvh locusrtxA locuslvh and rtxA loci
637/37 (100)35/37 (94.6)35/37 (94.6)
324/26 (92.3)25/26 (96.1)24/26 (92.3)
NT9/10 (90)9/10 (90)9/10 (90)
82/3 (66.6)3/3 (100)2/3 (66.6)
51/1 (100)1/1 (100)1/1 (100)
102/2 (100)2/2 (100)2/2 (100)
40/1 (0)1/1 (100)0/1 (0)
Total75/80 (93.8)76/80 (95)73/80 (91.3)