Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genotype and Case Notification Rates, Rural Vietnam, 2003–2006
Tran N. Buu, Mai N.T. Huyen, Nguyen N.T. Lan, Hoang T. Quy, Nguyen V. Hen, Matteo Zignol, Martien W. Borgdorff, Dick van Soolingen, and Frank G.J. Cobelens
Author affiliations: Pham Ngoc Thach Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (T.N. Buu, M.N.T. Huyen, N.T.N. Lan, H.T. Quy); Tien Giang Provincial Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital, My Tho, Vietnam (N.V. Hen); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (M. Zignol); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands (M.W. Borgdorff, F.G.J. Cobelens); Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (M.W. Borgdorff, F.G.J. Cobelens); National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (D. van Soolingen)
Figure 1. Typical spacer patterns of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotypes most frequently isolated from patients with smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis, Vietnam, 2003–2006. EAI5 and EAI4 are East African–Indian genotypes.
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