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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

Immunogenic Mycobacterium africanum Strains Associated with Ongoing Transmission in The Gambia

Florian GehreComments to Author , Martin Antonio, Jacob K. Otu, Neneh Sallah, Oumie Secka, Tutty Faal, Patrick Owiafe, Jayne S. Sutherland, Ifedayo M. Adetifa, Martin O. Ota, Beate Kampmann, Tumani Corrah, and Bouke C. de Jong
Author affiliations: Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia (F. Gehre, M. Antonio, J.K. Otu, N. Sallah, O. Secka, T. Faal, P. Owiafe, J.S. Sutherland, I.M. Adetifa, M.O. Ota, B. Kampmann, T. Corrah, B.C. de Jong); Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (F. Gehre, B.C. de Jong); Imperial College London, London, UK (B. Kampmann); New York University, New York, New York, USA (B.C. de Jong)

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Table 3

Significant temporal clustering of human cases of infection with Mycobacterium africanum SIT 181, The Gambia, August 14, 2007–June 3, 2008*

No. cases
Relative risk LLR p value
Actual Expected
48 21.30 2.65 14.424230 0.001

*Detected with SaTScan version 9.1.1 software ( (14) by applying retrospective purely temporal analysis using the discrete Poisson model. SIT, shared international type; LLR, log-likelihood ratio.

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