Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype, northern Malawi

Glynn, J. R. et al. (2005) Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype, northern Malawi. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(1), pp. 150-153. (doi: 10.3201/eid1101.040869) (PMID:15705343) (PMCID:PMC3294335)

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In a 7-year population-based study in Malawi, we showed that Beijing genotype tuberculosis (TB) increased as a proportion of TB cases. All the Beijing genotype strains were fully drug sensitive. Contact histories, TB type, and case-fatality rates were similar for Beijing and non-Beijing genotype TB.

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Additional Information:Until 1996, the Karonga Prevention Study was funded primarily by LEPRA (The British Leprosy Relief Association) and ILEP (The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Organizations) with contributions from the WHO/UNDP/World Bank Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. Since 1996, the Wellcome Trust has been the principal funder. J.R.G. was supported in part by the U.K. Department for International Development and is now funded by the U.K. Department of Health (Public Health Career Scientist award).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crampin, Professor Mia
Authors: Glynn, J. R., Crampin, A. C., Traore, H., Yates, M. D., Mwaungulu, F. D., Ngwira, B. M., Chaguluka, S. D., Mwafulirwa, D. T., Floyd, S., Murphy, C., Drobniewski, F. A., and Fine, P. E.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 The Authors
First Published:First published in Emerging Infectious Diseases 11(1):150-153
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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