Mycobacterial lineages causing pulmonary and extrapulmonary Tuberculosis, Ethiopia

Rebuma Firdessa, Stefan Berg, Elena Hailu, Esther Schelling, Balako Gumi, Girume Erenso, Endalamaw Gadisa, Teklu Kiros, Meseret Habtamu, Jemal Hussein, Jakob Zinsstag, Brian D. Robertson, Gobena Ameni, Amanda J. Lohan, Brendan Loftus, Iñaki Comas, Sebastien Gagneux, Rea Tschopp, Lawrence Yamuah, Glyn HewinsonStephen V. Gordon, Douglas B. Young, Abraham Aseffa*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Molecular typing of 964 specimens from patients in Ethiopia with lymph node or pulmonary tuberculosis showed a similar distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains between the 2 disease manifestations and a minimal role for M. bovis. We report a novel phylogenetic lineage of M. tuberculosis strongly associated with the Horn of Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2013


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