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Human-to-Human Transmission of Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium bovis in Immunocompetent Patients ▿

By S. Sunder, P. Lanotte, S. Godreuil, C. Martin, M. L. Boschiroli and J. M. Besnier

Abstract

Human-to-human transmission of Mycobacterium bovis in two immunocompetent patients from the same family was confirmed by spoligotyping (pattern F35, which was only observed in cattle from the same area in France). A single allelic difference between animal and human isolates was observed with mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units containing variable-number tandem repeats, suggesting a jump across the species barrier

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2668338
Provided by: PubMed Central
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