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Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002
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Tuberculosis Genotyping

Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States

Impact of Genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on Public Health Practice in Massachusetts

Ann C. Miller*, Sharon Sharnprapai*Comments to Author , Robert Suruki*, Edward Corkren*, Edward A. Nardell*†, Jeffrey R. Driscoll‡, Michael McGarry‡, Harry Taber‡, and Sue Etkind*
Author affiliations: *Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA; †Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA;

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Settings of transmission for unexpected epidemiologic links within genotyped clusters

Cluster designation
(no. IS6110 copies) No. unexpected epidemiologic relationships (persons) No. expected relationships (persons) Settings of transmission for unexpected epidemiologic links
1 (10) 1 (2) 2 (3) Prison
2 (7) 1 (2) 2 (3) Neighborhood, same public housing
3 (15) 1 (2) 0 (0) Long-term care facility
4 (8) 1 (2) 0 (0) Fast food restaurant
5 (12) 2 (3) 0 (0) Hair salon, college building
6 (1) 1 (2) 0 (0) Buddhist temple
7 (5) 1 (2) 0 (0) Community barbecuea
8 (8) 1 (2) 1 (2) Bars
9 (12) 1 (2) 0 (0) Neighborhood, same markets
10 (9) 1 (2) 0 (0) Neighborhood

aCommunity barbecue was held at different sites.

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