Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an urban area in Japan, 2002-2006.

  title={Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in an urban area in Japan, 2002-2006.},
  author={Akihiro Ohkado and Michiko Nagamine and Yoshiro Murase and Kazuhiro Uchimura and Sumi Kaguraoka and Yuriko Tatsumi and Norio Yamada and Masako Ohmori and Shinji Maeda and Hideo Maeda and Seiya Kato and Toru Mori and Nobukatsu Ishikawa},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={12 5},
SETTING Shinjuku City, Tokyo, Japan. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the status of transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Shinjuku City to allocate resources efficiently and effectively for a successful tuberculosis (TB) control programme. DESIGN Observational descriptive study combining the genotype data of M. tuberculosis with TB patient profiles. RESULTS The genotype clustering rate was significantly higher in males (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 1.94, 95%CI 1.04-3.65, P = 0.038), patients… CONTINUE READING
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