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Molecular epidemiology and transmission dynamics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Northwest Ethiopia: new phylogenetic lineages found in Northwest Ethiopia

Belay Tessema1235*, Joerg Beer2, Matthias Merker4, Frank Emmrich35, Ulrich Sack35, Arne C Rodloff2 and Stefan Niemann4

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1 Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

2 Institute of Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

3 Institute of Clinical Immunology, University Hospital of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

4 Molecular Mycobacteriology, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

5 Translational Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:131  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-131

Published: 11 March 2013

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Classification of the strains based on the MIRU-VNTR 24-loci and spoligotype patterns.

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