Prioritizing tuberculosis clusters by genotype for public health action, Washington, USA

Scott Lindquist, Sheanne Allen, Kim Field, Smita Ghosh, Maryam B. Haddad, Masahiro Narita, Eyal Oren

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Groups of tuberculosis cases with indistinguishable Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes (clusters) might represent recent transmission. We compared geospatial concentration of genotype clusters with independent priority rankings determined by local public health officials; findings were highly correlated. Routine use of geospatial statistics could help health departments identify recent disease transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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