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Research Article

Increased Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype Strains Associated with Resistance to Streptomycin: A Population-Based Study

  • Tran N. Buu,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Control Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Dick van Soolingen,

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, National Institute of Public Health and The Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Saint Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Mai N. T. Huyen,

    Affiliation: Microbiology Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Nguyen T. N. Lan,

    Affiliation: Microbiology Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Hoang T. Quy,

    Affiliation: Medical Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Edine W. Tiemersma,

    Affiliations: Asia Department, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands, Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Kristin Kremer,

    Affiliation: Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security & Environment,World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Martien W. Borgdorff,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Cluster, Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Frank G. J. Cobelens mail

    f.cobelens@aighd.org

    Affiliations: Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: August 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042323

About the Authors

Tran N. Buu
Tuberculosis Control Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dick van Soolingen
Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, National Institute of Public Health and The Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Dick van Soolingen
Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Saint Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Mai N. T. Huyen, Nguyen T. N. Lan
Microbiology Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hoang T. Quy
Medical Department, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Edine W. Tiemersma
Asia Department, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands
Edine W. Tiemersma, Frank G. J. Cobelens
Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kristin Kremer
Division of Communicable Diseases, Health Security & Environment,World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Martien W. Borgdorff
Infectious Diseases Cluster, Amsterdam Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Frank G. J. Cobelens
Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: f.cobelens@aighd.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TNB DvS NTNL MWB FGJC. Performed the experiments: MNTH KK. Analyzed the data: TNB MNTH FGJC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DvS NTNL HTQ KK. Wrote the paper: TNB DvS MNTH NTNL HTQ EWT KK MWB FGJC.