Transmission of tuberculosis in New York City. An analysis by DNA fingerprinting and conventional epidemiologic methods.

@article{Alland1994TransmissionOT,
  title={Transmission of tuberculosis in New York City. An analysis by DNA fingerprinting and conventional epidemiologic methods.},
  author={David Alland and Gary E. Kalkut and Andrew R. Moss and Ruth Mcadam and Judith A Hahn and William Raymond Bosworth and Ernie Drucker and Barry R. Bloom},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={330 24},
  pages={
          1710-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of tuberculosis and drug resistance is increasing in the United States, but it is not clear how much of the increase is due to reactivation of latent infection and how much to recent transmission. METHODS We performed DNA fingerprinting using restriction-fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of at least one isolate from every patient with confirmed tuberculosis at a major hospital in the Bronx, New York, from December 1, 1989, through December 31, 1992. Medical… CONTINUE READING
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