Transmission of a highly drug-resistant strain (strain W1) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Community outbreak and nosocomial transmission via a contaminated bronchoscope.

@article{Agerton1997TransmissionOA,
  title={Transmission of a highly drug-resistant strain (strain W1) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Community outbreak and nosocomial transmission via a contaminated bronchoscope.},
  author={T. Agerton and S. Valway and B. Gore and C. Pozsik and B. Plikaytis and C. Woodley and I. Onorato},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 13},
  pages={
          1073-7
        }
}
  • T. Agerton, S. Valway, +4 authors I. Onorato
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • CONTEXT Nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) has been reported primarily in New York State and has generally been presumed to occur via respiratory aerosols. OBJECTIVE To assess nosocomial transmission of MDR TB. In 1995, 8 patients with MDR TB were identified in South Carolina; all were resistant to 7 drugs and had matching DNA fingerprints (strain W1). Community linkswere identified for 5 patients (Patients 1-5). However, no links were identified forthe other… CONTINUE READING
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