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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

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