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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;15(2):335-9.

Vaccine-induced immunity circumvented by typical Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing strains.

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National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands. kristin.kremer@rivm.nl

Abstract

The frequency of typical and atypical Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was determined in the Netherlands; Vietnam; and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China. The strains' associations with drug resistance, M. bovis BCG vaccination, and patient characteristics were assessed. BCG vaccination may have positively selected the prevalent typical Beijing strains.

PMID:
19193289
PMCID:
PMC2657620
DOI:
10.3201/eid1502.080795
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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