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Volume 14, Number 4—April 2008


Human Mycobacterium bovis Infection and Bovine Tuberculosis Outbreak, Michigan, 1994–2007

Melinda J. Wilkins*Comments to Author , Joshua Meyerson†, Paul C. Bartlett‡, Susan L. Spieldenner*, Dale E. Berry*, Laura B. Mosher*, John B. Kaneene‡, Barbara Robinson-Dunn§, Mary Grace Stobierski*, and Matthew L. Boulton¶
Author affiliations: *Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan, USA; †Health Department of Northwest Michigan, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA; ‡Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA; §Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA; ¶University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;

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Table 1

Nonepidemiologically linked human Mycobacterium bovis spoligotyping and MIRU typing results for 9 available human specimens, Michigan*

Country of birth Site Year collected International spoligotype† MIRU type Spoligotypes
USA Cervical LN 1997 SB1210 Not available ▫▪▫▪▫▫▪▪▫▫▫▫▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
USA Spine 1997 SB0131 Not available ▪▪▫▪▫▪▪▪▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Mexico Abd abscess 1998 SB0140 232224152322 ▪▪▫▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Mexico Sputum 1998 SB1210 Not available ▫▪▫▪▫▫▪▪▫▫▫▫▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Bosnia Cervical LN 2000 SB1215 232314353312 ▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Mexico Sputum 2003 SB0121 232314223322 ▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
USA Cervical LN 2003 SB0121 232324252322 ▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Mexico Cervical LN 2005 SB1216 232124233222 ▫▫▫▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Mexico Cervical LN 2007 SB0140 231224243322 ▪▪▫▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫

*MIRU, mycobacterial interspersed repeat units (6); LN, lymph node; Abd, abdominal.
†International Spoligotype Database, available from (7).

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