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A geographically-restricted but prevalent Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain identified in the West Midlands Region of the UK between 1995 and 2008.

Evans, Jason T and Serafino Wani, Robert L and Anderson, Laura and Gibson, Andrea L and Smith, E Grace and Wood, Annette and Olowokure, Babatunde and Abubakar, Ibrahim and Mann, Jonathan S and Gardiner, Sarah and Jones, Helen and Sonnenberg, Pam and Hawkey, Peter M (2011) A geographically-restricted but prevalent Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain identified in the West Midlands Region of the UK between 1995 and 2008. PloS One, 6 (3). e17930. ISSN 1932-6203.

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Abstract

The continued consistent presence of the Mercian strain suggests ongoing community transmission. Whilst significant associations have been found, there may be other common risk factors yet to be identified. Future investigations should focus on targeting the relevant risk groups and elucidating the biological factors that mediate continued transmission of this strain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicabable diseases
Divisions: Clinical Support > Pathology
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 15:19
Last Modified: 13 May 2013 15:19
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/71

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