Simultaneous infection with multiple strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

  title={Simultaneous infection with multiple strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.},
  author={Christopher R. Braden and Glenn P Morlock and Charles L. Woodley and Kathryn R Johnson and Agn{\`e}s Colombel and M. D. Cave and Zhenhua Yang and Sarah E Valway and Ida M. Onorato and J. T. Crawford},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={33 6},
Drug-susceptible and drug-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis were recovered from 2 patients, 1 with isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis (patient 1) and another with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (patient 2). An investigation included patient interviews, record reviews, and genotyping of isolates. Both patients worked in a medical-waste processing plant. Transmission from waste was responsible for at least the multidrug-resistant infection. We found no evidence that specimens were… CONTINUE READING