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Determination of circulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains and transmission patterns among pulmonary TB patients in Kawempe municipality, Uganda, using MIRU-VNTR

Lydia Nabyonga1, David P Kateete1, Fred A Katabazi1, Paul R Odong1, Christopher C Whalen2, Katherine R Dickman13 and Joloba L Moses1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda

2 Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

3 Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, USA

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BMC Research Notes 2011, 4:280  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-280

Published: 11 August 2011

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MTB strain types with reference to the MIRU-VNTRplus database. Highlighted yellow are the households where transmission was predicted. Patients with mixed infections are highlighted in grey. aPTID (Patient Identification); index cases end with 1 (e.g., 1-1-01) while contact cases end with a numerical value > 1 (e.g., 1-1-03). bBlanks refer to unique strains i.e., those without a matching strain in the database.cThe numerical figures refer to the number of alleles per PCR-amplified MIRU-VNTR locus [8,17].

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