Mycobacterium africanum—Review of an Important Cause of Human Tuberculosis in West Africa

@inproceedings{Jong2010MycobacteriumAO,
  title={Mycobacterium africanum—Review of an Important Cause of Human Tuberculosis in West Africa},
  author={Bouke Catherine de Jong and Martin Antonio and S{\'e}bastien Gagneux},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2010}
}
Mycobacterium africanum consists of two phylogenetically distinct lineages within the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, known as M. africanum West African 1 and M. africanum West African 2. These lineages are restricted to West Africa, where they cause up to half of human pulmonary tuberculosis. In this review we discuss the definition of M. africanum, describe the prevalence and restricted geographical distribution of M. africanum West African 1 and 2, review the occurrence of M. africanum… CONTINUE READING

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