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J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Feb;50(2):516-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.06314-11. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Rapid test for identification of a highly transmissible Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing strain of sub-Saharan origin.

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  • 1IIS Aragón, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Zaragoza, Spain. mimillan.iacs@aragon.es

Abstract

The development of a rapid test to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing isolates and specifically strain GC1237, coming from a sub-Saharan country, is needed due to its alarming wide spread on Gran Canaria Island (Spain). A rapid test that detects IS6110 present between dnaA and dnaN in the Beijing strains and in a specific site for GC1237 (Rv2180c) has been developed. This test would be a useful tool in the surveillance of subsequent cases.

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