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.

doi.org/10.3201/eid2311.170758, hdl.handle.net/1765/102552
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Peters, R., Doyle, R. (Ronan), Redelinghuys, M.J. (Mathys J.), McIntyre, J., Verjans, G., Breuer, J. (Judith), & Kock, M.M. (Marleen M.). (2017). Chlamydia trachomatis biovar L2 infection in women in South Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 23(11), 1913–1915. doi:10.3201/eid2311.170758