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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002
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Tuberculosis Genotyping

Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States

Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Rural Community, Arkansas, 1945–2000

Jennifer A. Dillaha*†Comments to Author , Zhenhua Yang*‡, Kashef Ijaz‡, Kathleen D. Eisenach*†, M. Donald Cave*†, Frank J. Wilson‡, William W. Stead‡, and Joseph H. Bates*‡
Author affiliations: *University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; †Medical Research Service, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA; ‡Arkansas Department of Health, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA;

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Timeline of tuberculosis cases in a large, epidemiologically linked group of persons living in rural Arkansas. Circle, epidemiologically linked case-patient, resided in neighborhood X; triangle, epidemiologically linked patient who did not reside in neighborhood X; square, nonepidemiologically linked case-patient; gray, resided in village Z; shaded, did not reside in village Z; bold circle, bold triangle, or bold square, DNA fingerprint available; asterisk, reactivation of prior disease.

Figure. Timeline of tuberculosis cases in a large, epidemiologically linked group of persons living in rural Arkansas. Circle, epidemiologically linked case-patient, resided in neighborhood X; triangle, epidemiologically linked patient who did not reside in neighborhood X; square, nonepidemiologically linked case-patient; gray, resided in village Z; shaded, did not reside in village Z; bold circle, bold triangle, or bold square, DNA fingerprint available; asterisk, reactivation of prior disease.

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