Possible Outbreak of Streptomycin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing in Benin
Published Date:Jul 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(7):1123-1125.
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Genetic Predisposition To Disease
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:Using geographic information system and molecular tools, we characterized a possible outbreak of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing strain in 17 patients in Cotonou, Benin, during July 2005-October 2006. Most patients lived or worked in the same area and frequented the same local drinking bar. The isolates were streptomycin resistant.
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