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Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009

Research

Clusters of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Cases, Europe

Isabelle DevauxComments to Author , Kristin Kremer, Herre Heersma, and Dick van Soolingen
Author affiliations: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (I. Devaux); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (K. Kremer, H. Heersma, D. Van Soolingen)

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Table 3

Number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis strains in 16 European countries, by cluster and by country, January 2003 through June 2007

Country Cluster no. (E00--)
Total
51* 54* 55* 53† 64 68 60 66* 70† 57* 63* 67† 56 59 61 62 65 69*
Estonia 148 18 13 2 2 183
Israel 8 3 2 2 2 1 18
Lithuania 6 3 1 4 2 1 1 18
Netherlands 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 11
France 6 1 1 1 1 10
United Kingdom 1 1 1 1 4
Sweden 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
Germany 1 3 2 1 1 8
Belgium 3 2 1 1 7
Spain 5 1 1 7
Switzerland 2 1 3
Czech Republic 2 1 3
Finland 2 1 3
Norway 1 1 2
Denmark 1 1
Ireland
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Total 175 33 22 12 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 288

*Caused by Beijing genotype strains.
†Caused by low-copy strains; the insertion sequence i restriction fragment length polymorphism pattern of cluster E0053 consisted of 4 bands; cluster E0070, 3 bands; and E0067, 1 band.

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