Tuberculosis transmission in Northwest of Iran: using MIRU-VNTR, ETR-VNTR and IS6110-RFLP methods.

@article{Asgharzadeh2011TuberculosisTI,
  title={Tuberculosis transmission in Northwest of Iran: using MIRU-VNTR, ETR-VNTR and IS6110-RFLP methods.},
  author={Mohammad Asgharzadeh and Hossein Samadi Kafil and Ali Amoghi Roudsary and Gholam Reza Hanifi},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={124-31}
}
Tuberculosis is the main cause for adults' death from a single infectious agent killing about 2 million people every year. Identifying the source of transmission infection is necessary to decrease tuberculosis. In this study we used IS6110-RFLP, MIRU-VNTR and ETR-VNTR methods to determine transmission dynamic of tuberculosis in Northwest of Iran from March 2004 to March 2005. 156 culture positive isolates (51 from Orumieh and 105 from Tabriz) were collected. IS6110-RFLP was done by standardized… CONTINUE READING
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