Global origin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Midlands, UK

Jason T. Evans, Sarah Gardiner, E. Grace Smith, Richard Webber, Peter Hawkey

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    DNA fingerprinting data for 4,207 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were combined with data from a computer program (Origins). Largest population groups were from England (n = 1,031) and India (n = 912), and most prevalent strains were the Euro-American (45%) and East African-Indian (34%) lineages. Combining geographic and molecular data can enhance cluster investigation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)542-545
    Number of pages4
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


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