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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

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Global Origin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Midlands, UK

Jason T. EvansComments to Author , Sarah Gardiner, E. Grace Smith, Richard Webber, and Peter M. Hawkey
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency West Midlands Laboratory, Birmingham, UK (J.T. Evans, S. Gardiner, E.G. Smith, P.M. Hawkey); King’s College London, London, UK (R. Webber); University of Birmingham, Birmingham (P.M. Hawkey)

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Table 1

Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from CEL groups, the Midlands, UK*

Continent and CEL group No. (%) isolates
Africa 263 (6)
Somalia 130 (3)
Other, n = 18 groups
133 (3)
North and South America
CEL group, n = 3 groups
18 (0)
Asia 2,421 (58)
India 912 (22)
Pakistan 777 (18)
Pakistan–Kashmir 212 (5)
Bangladesh 199 (5)
Northern India 95 (2)
Other, n = 22 groups
226 (5)
Europe 1,473 (35)
England 1,031 (25)
Ireland 123 (3)
Scotland 99 (2)
Wales 98 (2)
Other, n = 23 groups
122 (3)
Unclassified
32 (0)
Total 4,207 (100)

*CEL, cultural, ethnic, and linguistic. CEL groups representing <1% (42 isolates) of the total are not shown.

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