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Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013

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Mycobacterial Lineages Causing Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis, Ethiopia

Rebuma Firdessa12, Stefan Berg1, Elena Hailu1, Esther Schelling, Balako Gumi, Girume Erenso, Endalamaw Gadisa, Teklu Kiros, Meseret Habtamu, Jemal Hussein, Jakob Zinsstag, Brian D. Robertson, Gobena Ameni, Amanda J. Lohan, Brendan Loftus, Iñaki Comas, Sebastien Gagneux, Rea Tschopp, Lawrence Yamuah, Glyn Hewinson, Stephen V. Gordon, Douglas B. Young, and Abraham AseffaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (R. Firdessa, E. Hailu, B. Gumi, G. Erenso, E. Gadisa, T. Kiros, M. Habtamu, J. Hussein, R. Tschopp, L. Yamuah, A. Aseffa); Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, UK (S. Berg, G. Hewinson); Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland (E. Schelling, J. Zinsstag, S. Gagneux, R. Tschopp); University of Basel, Basel (E. Schelling, J. Zinsstag, S. Gagneux); Imperial College, London, London, UK (B.D. Robertson, D.B. Young); Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (G. Ameni); University College Dublin Conway Institute, Dublin, Ireland (A.J. Lohan, B. Loftus, S.V. Gordon); National Institute for Medical Research, London (I. Comas, D.B. Young); Centre for Public Health Research, Valencia, Spain (I. Comas); Centro de Investigación y Educación en Red en Epidemiología Biomédica Pública, Madrid, Spain (I. Comas)

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Table 2

Major spoligotype clusters of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Ethiopia, 2006–2010*

SIT no. SITVIT2 Lineage No. isolates from each site
Disease
Go Wo Gi Fi AA Bu NFJ PTB TBLN
149 T3-ETH 4 9 17 3 48 15 20 38 125 25
25 CAS1 3 38 32 11 18 3 13 10 77 48
53 T1 4 7 10 17 10 8 32 14 58 40
37 T3 4 2 2 23 8 7 9 10 39 22
3134 New 4 1 1 3 4 2 33 0 26 18
26 CAS1 3 7 3 2 8 4 4 4 25 7
21 CAS1 3 5 2 1 3 0 0 7 16 2
41 LAM7-TUR 4 3 0 3 5 0 0 6 12 5
1729 Undesignated 7 0 13 0 3 0 1 0 5 12
4 LAM3 4 1 3 0 2 0 1 9 11 5
910 Undesignated 7 1 3 1 2 3 4 0 10 4

*SIT, spoligotype international type; SITVIT2, SIT international genotyping database 2; Go, Gondar; Wo, Woldiya; Gi, Ghimbi; Fi, Fiche; AA, Addis Ababa; Bu, Butajira; NFJ, Negelle, Filtu, and Jinka; PTB, pulmonary TB; TBLN, TB lymphadenitis in cervical lymph nodes.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Current affiliation: University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.

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