Epidemiology of tuberculosis on Gran Canaria: a 4 year population study using traditional and molecular approaches.

@article{Pena2003EpidemiologyOT,
  title={Epidemiology of tuberculosis on Gran Canaria: a 4 year population study using traditional and molecular approaches.},
  author={Maria Jos{\'e} Mellado Pena and Jos{\'e} A. Caminero and Mar{\'i}a Isolina Campos-Herrero and J C Rodr{\'i}guez-Gallego and M Isabel Garc{\'i}a-Laorden and Paula Cabrera and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Alvarez Torres and Bernardo Lafarga and Felipe Rodr{\'i}guez de Castro and Sof{\'i}a Samper and Fernando Ca{\~n}as and Donald A. Enarson and Cl{\'e}mence Martin},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 7},
  pages={618-22}
}
BACKGROUND In recent years several population based studies using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis have shown a higher rate of recent transmission of tuberculosis than previously thought. This study was undertaken to determine the transmission patterns of tuberculosis and the potential causes of recent transmission on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain). METHODS The strains of all patients diagnosed with tuberculosis confirmed by culture between 1 January 1993 and 31… CONTINUE READING