Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Norway.

  title={Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Norway.},
  author={Ulf R. Dahle and Per Sandven and Einar Heldal and Dominique A Caugant},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={39 5},
The incidence of tuberculosis in Norway is one of the lowest in the world, and approximately half of the cases occur in first- and second-generation immigrants. In the present study, the genetic diversity of 92% of all strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated in Norway in 1994 to 1998 was assessed using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis, with the insertion sequence IS6110 and the repetitive element DR as probes, to determine the degree of active transmission between… CONTINUE READING