Molecular epidemiology and the dynamics of tuberculosis transmission among foreign-born people

Murray, Megan B.
August 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/20/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p355
Academic Journal
Comments on the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) transmission among foreign-born people in the U.S. and Canada. Use of DNA fingerprinting to distinguish between related and unrelated strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Molecular techniques in discovering the epidemiology of the disease; Likelihood that foreign-born people have cases of reactivated disease; Presence of clustered isolates in TB patients.


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