Vaccine-induced Immunity Circumvented by Typical Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Strains
Published Date:Feb 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(2):335-339.
DNA Transposable Elements
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Vaccine Escape And Drug Resistance
Description:The frequency of typical and atypical Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was determined in the Netherlands; Vietnam; and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China. The strains' associations with drug resistance, M. bovis BCG vaccination, and patient characteristics were assessed. BCG vaccination may have positively selected the prevalent typical Beijing strains.
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