Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype1

  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype1},
  author={Troels Lillebaek and {\AA}se Beng{\aa}rd Andersen and Asger Dirksen and Judith R. Glynn and Kristin Kremer},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Molecular epidemiologic studies of strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are currently conducted worldwide. The genetically distinct Beijing family of strains has been associated with large outbreaks of tuberculosis, increased virulence, and multidrug resistance. However, in this first population-based search for Beijing strains in the Danish DNA fingerprint database, analysis of 97% of all culture-positive tuberculosis patients in 1992 to 2001 showed that 2.5% of 3,844 patients, 1.0% of Danish… CONTINUE READING

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