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Correction: Transmission of Specific Genotype Streptomycin Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in Japan

Akihiro Ohkado1*, Yoshiro Murase2, Masaaki Mori3, Naoki Hasegawa4, Goro Otsuka5, Michiko Nagamine6, Hideo Maeda6, Kazuhiro Uchimura1, Masako Ohmori1, Norio Yamada7, Shinji Maeda2, Seiya Kato8, Toru Mori8 and Nobukatsu Ishikawa8

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Matsuyama 3-1-24, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan

2 Department of Reference for Mycobacteria, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan

3 Health Centre, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

4 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

5 Department of Health and Clinical Medicine, Bureau of Health and Welfare, Kawasaki, Japan

6 Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

7 Department of International Cooperation, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan

8 Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:79  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-79

Published: 29 March 2010

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We noticed a one-digit error on the tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20 after the publication of our article [1]. This was due to a typing error. The tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20 should be 2 instead of 1. All the figures indicating the tandem repeat number at the MIRU 20, i.e. the fifth digit of the VNTR profile from the left end of the set of digits, should be corrected in the text and correct information is provided in the revised Table 1. The first 12 digits of the VNTR profiles in the Methods part and Results part as well as in the Table 1 should read as 223325173533- instead of 223315173533- (Table 1).