TABLE 4

Details of bacterial isolates from throat swab samples identified by mass spectrometry approaches

EBOV CTAgeSexMALDI-TOF result(s)a
2422 yrMaleProteus mirabilis (2.537)
1933 yrFemaleRothia mucilaginosa (2.181)
2560 yrNDbProteus mirabilis (2.427)
144 moMaleStaphylococcus aureus (2.378) Acinetobacter baylyi (2.054)
2663 yrMaleStreptococcus salivarius (2.117) Candida albicans (2.141)
  • a Scoring for MALDI-TOF results was as follows: 3.000 to 2.300, highly probable species identification; 2.2999 to 2.000, secure genus identification.

  • b ND, no data.