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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria, Botswana, 2011–2014

Bontle Mbeha, Madisa Mine, Modisa Sekhamo MotswalediComments to Author , and John Dewar
Author affiliations: National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, Gaborone, Botswana (B. Mbeha); National Health Laboratory, Gaborone (M. Mine); University of Botswana, Gaborone (M.S. Motswaledi); University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (J. Dewar)

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Comparison of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria isolates, Botswana, 2011–2014*

Year Total no. samples analyzed Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Nontuberculous mycobacteria
No. (%) isolates Incidence No. (%) isolates Incidence
2011 11,799 228 (1.9) 9.9 113 (0.96) 4.9
2012 6,357 526 (8.3) 22.9 370 (5.8) 16
2013 9,429 681 (7.2) 29.7 823 (8.7) 35.9
2014 8,657 594 (6.9) 25.9 693 (8.0) 30

*Per capita calculated on the basis of total country population. Incidence is per 100,000 population.

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