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Molecular, Spatial, and Field Epidemiology Suggesting TB Transmission in Community, Not Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana.

Molecular, Spatial, and Field Epidemiology Suggesting TB Transmission in Community, Not Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana.
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Surie D, Fane O, Finlay A, Ogopotse M, Tobias JL, Click ES, Modongo C, Zetola NM, Moonan PK, Oeltmann JE, ,


Surie D, Fane O, Finlay A, Ogopotse M, Tobias JL, Click ES, Modongo C, Zetola NM, Moonan PK, Oeltmann JE, , (click to view)

Surie D, Fane O, Finlay A, Ogopotse M, Tobias JL, Click ES, Modongo C, Zetola NM, Moonan PK, Oeltmann JE, ,

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Emerging infectious diseases 2017 03 1523(3) 487-490 doi 10.3201/eid2303.161183
Abstract

During 2012-2015, 10 of 24 patients infected with matching genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis received care at the same hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Nosocomial transmission was initially suspected, but we discovered plausible sites of community transmission for 20 (95%) of 21 interviewed patients. Active case-finding at these sites could halt ongoing transmission.

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