Molecular, spatial, and field epidemiology suggesting TB transmission in community, not hospital, Gaborone, Botswana

French Research Group on Epidemiology of Human Spongiform Encephalopathies

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Abstract

During 2012-2015, 10 of 24 patients infected with matching genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis received care at the same hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Nosocomial transmission was initially suspected, but we discovered plausible sites of community transmission for 20 (95%) of 21 interviewed patients. Active case-finding at these sites could halt ongoing transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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