Human tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis in the United States, 1995-2005.

  title={Human tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium bovis in the United States, 1995-2005.},
  author={Michele C. Hlavsa and Patrick K Moonan and Lauren Steinlein Cowan and Thomas R. Navin and Jennifer Kammerer and Glenn P Morlock and J. T. Crawford and Philip A Lobue},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={47 2},
BACKGROUND Understanding the epidemiology of human Mycobacterium bovis tuberculosis (TB) in the United States is imperative; this disease can be foodborne or airborne, and current US control strategies are focused on TB due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and airborne transmission. The National TB Genotyping Service's work has allowed systematic identification of M. tuberculosis-complex isolates and enabled the first US-wide study of M. bovis TB. METHODS Results of spacer oligonucleotide and… CONTINUE READING


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