Advanced survey of tuberculosis transmission in a complex socioepidemiologic scenario with a high proportion of cases in immigrants.

@article{MartnezLirola2008AdvancedSO,
  title={Advanced survey of tuberculosis transmission in a complex socioepidemiologic scenario with a high proportion of cases in immigrants.},
  author={Miguel Jos{\'e} Mart{\'i}nez-Lirola and Noelia Alonso-Rodr{\'i}guez and Maria Luisa S{\'a}nchez and Marta Herr{\'a}nz and Sandra Andr{\'e}s and Teresa Pe{\~n}afiel and M Cruz Rogado and T. D. F. Cabezas and Juan M. Montero Martinez and Mar{\'i}a Angeles Lucerna and Manuel Rodr{\'i}guez and Magdalena del Carmen Bonillo and Emilio Bouza and Dar{\'i}o Garc{\'i}a de Viedma},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={8-14}
}
BACKGROUND An increase in the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in immigrants has changed the socioepidemiologic scenario in Spain. It is generally assumed that TB in immigrants is the result of importation of infection, but the role of recent transmission is rarely considered. Standard contact tracing is not suitable for the survey of transmission in this complex scenario. METHODS During the study period (2003-2006), we genotyped 356 (90.4%) of 394 isolates from patients with microbiologically… CONTINUE READING