Tuberculosis microepidemics among dispersed migrants, Birmingham, UK, 2004-2013.
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Emerg Infect Dis
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To determine if local transmission was responsible for rising tuberculosis incidence in a recently dispersed migrant community in Birmingham, UK, during 2004-2013, we conducted enhanced epidemiologic investigation of molecular clusters. This technique identified exact locations of social mixing and chains of apparent recent transmission, which can be helpful for directing resources.
AuthorsMunang, ML; Browne, C; Khanom, S; Evans, JT; Smith, EG; Hawkey, PM; Kunst, H; Welch, SB; Dedicoat, MJ
- Immune Systems