Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis in Montreal

Kulaga, Sophie; Behr, Marcel; Musana, Kenneth; Brinkman, Jacquelyn; Menzies, Dick; Brassard, Paul; Kunimoto, Dennis; Tannenbaum, Terry-Nan; Thibert, Louise; Joseph, Lawrence; Boivin, Jean-Francois; Schwartzman, Kevin
August 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/20/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p353
Academic Journal
Discusses the use of molecular markers to detect tuberculosis (TB) transmission which has been followed by rapid progression to active disease. Use of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to confirm outbreaks; Use of DNA fingerprinting; Percentage of TB cases in Montreal, Quebec which were the result of reactivation.


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