Volume 8, Number 11—November 2002
Tuberculosis Genotyping Network, United States
Use of DNA Fingerprinting To Investigate a Multiyear, Multistate Tuberculosis Outbreak
|Characteristic||New Jerseya||New York City||Baltimore||Maryland||Total|
|n=5||n=10||n=18||n=6||n=39 (% of total)|
|Median age, yrs (range)||20 (6–33)||30 (1–40)||24 (19–43)||33 (21–46)||26||(1–46)|
|Born as male||2||10||14||4||30 (77)|
|House member||1||7||11||0||19 (49)|
|Pediatric patient||2||1||0||0||3 (8)|
|Foreign born||1||0||1||0||2 (5)|
aProbable nosocomial exposure for one of these two patients occurred at a New Jersey hospital before the patient’s relocation to Maryland.
1 PDM, TRS, CRD, BK, CLW, WAC, DXH, KLS, and RR were involved in the conception and design of various phases (epidemiologic and laboratory methods) of this investigation. All coauthors were responsible for collection of either epidemiologic or molecular genotyping data. Analysis and interpretation of the data were primarily performed by PDM, TRS, and RR. All coauthors participated in preparation and critical review of the manuscript.