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.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2311.170758, hdl.handle.net/1765/102552
Journal Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print)
Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/304875 - Automated Next Generation Sequencing for Diagnostic Microbiology (PATHSEEK)
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Peters, R.P.H, Doyle, R. (Ronan), Redelinghuys, M.J. (Mathys J.), McIntyre, J.A, Verjans, G.M.G.M, Breuer, J. (Judith), & Kock, M.M. (Marleen M.). (2017). Chlamydia trachomatis biovar L2 infection in women in South Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print), 23(11), 1913–1915. doi:10.3201/eid2311.170758