Mycobacterium bovis strains causing smear-positive human tuberculosis, southwest Ireland

Olabisi Ojo, Stella Sheehan, G. Daniel Corcoran, Melissa Okker, Karen Gover, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Timothy Brown, James Dale, Stephen V. Gordon, Francis Drobniewski, Michael B. Prentice

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Mycobacterium bovis caused 3% of human tuberculosis cases in southwest Ireland during 1998-2006. Of 11 M. bovis strains genotyped, 9 belonged to common animal spoligotypes. Seven strains were from sputum and potential sources of human-centered disease transmission. Tenlocus variable-number tandem repeat typing gave unique strain profiles and would detect disease outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1931-1934
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


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