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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 2

Epidemiologically linked Mycobacterium bovis spoligotyping and MIRU typing results, Michigan*

Species Year
collected International
spoligotype† MIRU type Spoligotypes
Deer 1 1997 SB0145 Not available ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Bovine 1 1998 SB0145 Not available ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Bovine 2 1999 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Bovine 3 1999 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Bovine 4 2002 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Human patient 1 2002 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Deer 2 2003 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Human patient 2 2004 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫
Deer 3‡ 2004 SB0145 232224253322 ▪▪▫▪▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▫▪▫▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▫▫▫▫▫

*MIRU, mycobacterial interspersed repeat units (6).
†International Spoligotype Database, available from (7).
‡Deer shot by patient 2.

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