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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012

Dispatch

Multistate Outbreak of MDR TB Identified by Genotype Cluster Investigation

Pennan M. BarryComments to Author , Tracie J. Gardner, Elizabeth Funk, Eyal Oren, Kimberly Field, Tambi Shaw, and Adam J. Langer
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (P.M. Barry, T. Shaw); Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (T.J. Gardner, E. Funk); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (T.J. Gardner, A.J. Langer); Public Health—Seattle and King County, Seattle, Washington, USA (E. Oren); Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington, USA (K. Field)

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Table 1

Genotyping of MDR TB spoligotype 477777777720771 among case-patients linked to seafood production work, Alaska, USA, 2005–2008*

Locus No. repeats
Miru02 2
Miru04 2
Miru10 7
Miru16 3
Miru20 2
Miru23 5
Miru24 1
Miru26 5
Miru27 3
Miru31 3
Miru39 2
Miru40 3
424 2
577 3
1955 3
2163b 5
2165 3
2347 4
2401 4
2461 2
3171 3
3690 3
4156 3
4052 5

*Determined by using 24-locus mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units–variable number of tandem repeats. MDR TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

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