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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012


Multistate Outbreak of MDR TB Identified by Genotype Cluster Investigation

Pennan M. BarryComments to Author , Tracie J. Gardner, Elizabeth Funk, Eyal Oren, Kimberly Field, Tambi Shaw, and Adam J. Langer
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (P.M. Barry, T. Shaw); Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (T.J. Gardner, E. Funk); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (T.J. Gardner, A.J. Langer); Public Health—Seattle and King County, Seattle, Washington, USA (E. Oren); Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington, USA (K. Field)

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Figure. Infectious periods and work schedules for 4 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis–infected seafood production workers (AK1, CA1, CA4, and WA1) with matching mycobacterial genotypes, Alaska, USA, 2005–2008. Green, infectious period; orange, work at processing facility A; gray, work at another processing facility; red box, likely period of transmission. DX, date of diagnosis. *Approximate time periods.

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