Non-beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in China

Xia Li, Peng Xu, Xin Shen, Lihong Qi, Kathryn DeRiemer, Jian Mei, Qian Gao

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In a 2-year prospective study of tuberculosis (TB) patients in China, the prevalences of non-Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis varied between Shandong Province (20.6%), Shanghai (27.6%), and Sichuan Province (45.9%) (P < 0.005). These differences may be due to factors such as human migration, transmission, or diversification and adaptation of the mycobacteria to different hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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