First insight into Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetic diversity in Paraguay

  title={First insight into Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetic diversity in Paraguay},
  author={Norma Candia and Beatriz L{\'o}pez and Thierry Zozio and Marcela Carrivale and Chyntia Acosta D{\'i}az and Graciela Russomando and Nilda J de Romero and Juan C Jara and Lucia E Barrera and Nalin Rastogi and Viviana Ritacco},
  journal={BMC Microbiology},
  pages={75 - 75}
We present a picture of the biodiversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Paraguay, an inland South American country harboring 5 million inhabitants with a tuberculosis notification rate of 38/100,000. A total of 220 strains collected throughout the country in 2003 were classified by spoligotyping into 79 different patterns. Spoligopatterns of 173 strains matched 51 shared international types (SITs) already present in an updated version of SpolDB4, the global spoligotype database at Pasteur… CONTINUE READING
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