Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype, Northern Malawi
In a 7-year population-based study in Malawi, we showed that Beijing genotype tuberculosis (TB) increased as a proportion of TB cases. All the Beijing genotype strains were fully drug sensitive. Contact histories, TB type, and case-fatality rates were similar for Beijing and non-Beijing genotype TB.
Glynn, J.R.; Crampin, A.C.; Traore, H.; Yates, M.D.; Mwaungulu, F.D.; Ngwira, B.M.; Chaguluka, S.D.; Mwafulirwa, D.T.; Floyd, S.; Murphy, C.; Drobniewski, F.A.; Fine, P.E. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype, Northern Malawi. Emerging Infectious Diseases (2005) 11 (1) 150-153.