Olga V. Narvskaya

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We present a short summary of recent observations on the global distribution of the major clades of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the causative agent of tuberculosis. This global distribution was defined by data-mining of an international spoligotyping database, SpolDB3. This database contains 11708 patterns from as many clinical isolates(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) poses a worldwide threat due to advancing multidrug-resistant strains and deadly co-infections with Human immunodeficiency virus. Today large amounts of Mycobacterium tuberculosis whole genome sequencing data are being assessed broadly and yet there exists no comprehensive online resource that connects M. tuberculosis genome variants with(More)
This study aimed to characterize the population structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Pskov oblast in northwestern Russia, to view it in the geographical context, to compare drug resistance properties across major genetic families. Ninety M. tuberculosis strains from tuberculosis (TB) patients, permanent residents in Pskov oblast were subjected to(More)
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) Beijing family isolates are geographically widespread, and there are examples of Beijing isolates that are hypervirulent and associated with drug resistance. One-fourth of Beijing genotype isolates found in Russia belong to the B0/W148 group. The aim of the present study was to investigate features of these endemic(More)
Russian Republic of Karelia is located at the Russian-Finnish border. It contains most of the historical Karelia land inhabited with autochthonous Karels and more recently migrated Russians. Although tuberculosis (TB) incidence in Karelia is decreasing, it remains high (45.8/100 000 in 2014) with the rate of multi-drug resistance (MDR) among newly diagnosed(More)
Mycobacterium avium are typical environmental, non-tuberculosis microorganisms that occasionally cause mycobacteriosis, an infectious disease in wild and domestic animals, birds, and humans. Here, we report the results of the first study on the genetic diversity of the Russian population of M. avium. A total of 85 M. avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) clinical(More)
The goal of this work was to obtain genotypic characteristics of multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (i.e., strains that are resistant at least to rifampicin and isoniazid) isolated from consumptives in Northwestern Russia in 2011–2012. Spoligotyping of 195 strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis revealed 14 spolingotypes belonging(More)
The nontuberculosis mycobacteria Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) are able to cause human mycobacteriosis. In this work, results of the first comprehensive study of the genome polymorphism of the clinical strains of MAH are reported for Russia using a typing scheme of 13 MATR VNTR loci (TR292, TRX3, TR25, TR47, MATR-1, MATR-4, MATR-5, MATR-6,(More)
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