Kazuhiro Uchimura

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BACKGROUND From 2003 through to 2004, an outbreak of tuberculosis was identified at a university campus in Yokohama City, located in the southern part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area (TMA). All Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) strains detected with regards to this outbreak turned out to be Streptomycin resistant with matched patterns of 14 IS6110(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying ongoing tuberculosis infection sites is crucial for breaking chains of transmission in tuberculosis-prevalent urban areas. Previous studies have pointed out that detection of local accumulation of tuberculosis patients based on their residential addresses may be limited by a lack of matching between residences and tuberculosis(More)
8 Correction We noticed a one-digit error on the tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20 after the publication of our article [1]. This was due to a typing error. The tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20 should be 2 instead of 1. All the figures indicating the tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20, i.e. the fifth digit of the VNTR profile from the left end of the(More)
The proportion of foreign-born people among the newly notified tuberculosis (TB) patients has been increasing in recent years and potentially poses a new challenge to TB control in Japan. In this report, we analysed the data from the Japan TB surveillance system between 2007 and 2014 to gain an overview of the trends and characteristics of foreign-born TB(More)
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