Rifampin- and Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russian Civilians and Prison Inmates: Dominance of the Beijing Strain Family
Francis Drobniewski* , Yanina Balabanova*, Michael Ruddy*, Laura Weldon*, Katya Jeltkova†, Timothy Brown*, Nadezdna Malomanova‡, Elvira Elizarova‡, Alexander Melentyey§, Ebgeny Mutovkin§, Svetlana Zhakharova‡, and Ivan Fedorin‡
Author affiliations: *Guy's King's and St Thomas' Medical School, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom; †Central Tuberculosis Research Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation; ‡Samara Oblast Dispensary, Samara City, Russian Federation; §Samara Prison TB Service, Samara City, Russian Federation;
Figure. IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of isolates from a dominant variable number tandem repeat group of Beijing family isolates at all sites, Samara, Russia. M indicates Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain MT14323. Isolates were from all five sites including the prison (tracks 13, 16,18, and 20).
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