The epidemiology of tuberculosis in San Francisco. A population-based study using conventional and molecular methods.

@article{Small1994TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of tuberculosis in San Francisco. A population-based study using conventional and molecular methods.},
  author={Peter M. Small and P. Hopewell and Satinder Pal Singh and A. Campos da Paz and Julie Parsonnet and Delaney C. Ruston and Gisela F. Schecter and Charles L Daley and Gary K. Schoolnik},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={330 24},
  pages={
          1703-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of tuberculosis in urban populations is changing. Combining conventional epidemiologic techniques with DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis can improve the understanding of how tuberculosis is transmitted. METHODS We used restriction-fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis to study M. tuberculosis isolates from all patients reported to the tuberculosis registry in San Francisco during 1991 and 1992. These results were interpreted along with… CONTINUE READING
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