Restriction fragment length polymorphism screening of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates: population surveillance for targeting disease transmission in a community.

@article{Kimerling1998RestrictionFL,
  title={Restriction fragment length polymorphism screening of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates: population surveillance for targeting disease transmission in a community.},
  author={Michael E. Kimerling and William H. Benjamin and Kerry H. Lok and Greta Curtis and Nancy E. Dunlap},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1998},
  volume={2 8},
  pages={655-62}
}
SETTING Alabama State Tuberculosis Control Program, USA. OBJECTIVE To combine molecular screening data with routine information to assess transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and improve control efforts. DESIGN Since January 1994, samples from tuberculosis cases statewide have been systematically analyzed by IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). All cases during 1994-1995 with a predominate RFLP pattern were evaluated and risk factors assessed. pTBN12 was used to… CONTINUE READING

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