Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 18th, 2000
Typing Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains could provide a more sensitive means of identifying outbreaks than use of conventional surveillance techniques alone. In this report, P.J. Bifani and colleagues examined variants of the New York City W strain of M. tuberculosis identified in New Jersey in an effort to describe the spread of the W family of M. tuberculosis strains in that state ("Identification of a W Variant Outbreak of Mycobacterium tuberculosis via Population-Based Molecular Epidemiology," Journal of the...
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