Many tuberculosis control activities are based on principles learned from studies of tuberculosis transmission.
To date, these have largely been limited to outbreak investigations in confined geographic regions.
In this report conventional and computerized DNA fingerprint-based approaches were integrated to demonstrate than the most widely prevalent strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from New York City was cultured from only 1 of 755 patients in San Francisco, Calif, who was a traveling salesman.
Large-scale molecular epidemiologic studies may provide a better understanding of the dynamics of tuberculosis transmission between geographic regions and suggest rational measures to interrupt such transmission.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Epidémiologie moléculaire, Transmission, Longue distance, Polymorphisme longueur fragment restriction, Surveillance sanitaire, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Biologie moléculaire, Génétique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Molecular epidemiology, Transmission, Long distance, Restriction fragment length polymorphism, Sanitary surveillance, Human, United States, North America, America, Molecular biology, Genetics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0324411
Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 10/04/1997.