Rationale and Methods for the National Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network
Published Date:Nov 2002
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 8(11):1188-1191.
Keywords:Bacterial Typing Techniques
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (U.S.)
Communicable Disease Control
Description:Our understanding of tuberculosis (TB) transmission dynamics has been refined by genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. The National Tuberculosis Genotyping and Surveillance Network was designed and implemented to systematically evaluate the role of genotyping technology in improving TB prevention and control activities. Genotyping proved a useful adjunct to investigations of outbreaks, unusual clusters, and laboratory cross-contamination.
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