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Contact investigations for outbreaks of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: advances through whole genome sequencing.

Abstract:

The control of tuberculosis depends on the identification and treatment of infectious patients and their contacts, who are currently identified through a combined approach of genotyping and epidemiological investigation. However, epidemiological data are often challenging to obtain, and genotyping data are difficult to interpret without them. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology is increasingly affordable, and offers the prospect of identifying plausible transmission events between patien...

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10.1111/1469-0691.12183

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Journal:
Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume:
19
Issue:
9
Pages:
796-802
Publication date:
2013-09-05
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EISSN:
1469-0691
ISSN:
1198-743X
URN:
uuid:c045efbc-1f80-4439-9b4f-f55f77d2808b
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387160
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pubs:387160

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