Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis: current insights.

@article{Mathema2006MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis: current insights.},
  author={Barun Mathema and Natalia E. Kurepina and Pablo Juan Bifani and Barry Kreiswirth},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={658-85}
}
Molecular epidemiologic studies of tuberculosis (TB) have focused largely on utilizing molecular techniques to address short- and long-term epidemiologic questions, such as in outbreak investigations and in assessing the global dissemination of strains, respectively. This is done primarily by examining the extent of genetic diversity of clinical strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. When molecular methods are used in conjunction with classical epidemiology, their utility for TB control has… CONTINUE READING

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