Tuberculosis microepidemics among dispersed migrants, Birmingham, UK, 2004–2013

Melinda L. Munang*, Catherine Browne, Shaina Khanom, Jason T. Evans, E. Grace Smith, Peter Hawkey, Heinke Kunst, Steven B. Welch, Martin J. Dedicoat

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To determine if local transmission was responsible for ris ing tuberculosis incidence in a recently dispersed migrant community in Birmingham, UK, during 2004-2013, we con ducted enhanced epidemiologic investigation of molecular clusters. This technique identifed exact locations of social mixing and chains of apparent recent transmission, which can be helpful for directing resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-527
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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