Assessment of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in Oxfordshire, UK, 2007-12, with whole pathogen genome sequences: an observational study.
BACKGROUND: Patients born outside the UK have contributed to a 20% rise in the UK's tuberculosis incidence since 2000, but their effect on domestic transmission is not known. Here we use whole-genome sequencing to investigate the epidemiology of tuberculosis transmission in an unselected population over 6 years. METHODS: We identified all residents with Oxfordshire postcodes with a Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture or a clinical diagnosis of tuberculosis between Jan 1, 2007, and Dec 31, 2012...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Peer review status:
- Peer reviewed
- Publisher's version
- Copyright holder:
- Walker et al.
- Copyright date:
- Copyright © 2014 Walker et al. Open Access article distributed under the terms of CC BY. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Views and Downloads
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record