Mycobacterium bovis Strains Causing Smear-Positive Human Tuberculosis, Southwest Ireland
Published Date:Dec 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(12):1931-1934.
Aged, 80 And Over
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Interspersed Repetitive Sequences
Respiratory Tract Infections
Description:Mycobacterium bovis caused 3% of human tuberculosis cases in southwest Ireland during 1998-2006. Of 11 M. bovis strains genotyped, 9 belonged to common animal spoligotypes. Seven strains were from sputum and potential sources of human-centered disease transmission. Ten-locus variable-number tandem repeat typing gave unique strain profiles and would detect disease outbreaks.
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