Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Characterizing tuberculosis genotype clusters along the United States-Mexico border.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Mar; 18(3):289-91.IJ

Abstract

We examined the growth of tuberculosis (TB) genotype clusters during 2005-2010 in the United States, categorized by country of origin and ethnicity of the index case and geographic proximity to the US-Mexico border at the time of TB diagnosis. Nationwide, 38.9% of cases subsequent to Mexico-born index cases were US-born. Among clusters following US-born Hispanic and US-born non-Hispanic index cases, respectively 29.2% and 5.3% of subsequent cluster members were Mexico-born. In border areas, the majority of subsequent cases were Mexico-born following US-born Hispanic (56.4%) and US-born non-Hispanic (55.6%) index cases. These findings suggest that TB transmission commonly occurs between US-born and Mexico-born persons. Along the US-Mexico border, prioritizing TB genotype clusters following US-born index cases for investigation may prevent subsequent cases among both US-born and Mexico-born persons.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Epidemic Intelligence Service, and Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24670563

Citation

Baker, B J., and P K. Moonan. "Characterizing Tuberculosis Genotype Clusters Along the United States-Mexico Border." The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the Official Journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol. 18, no. 3, 2014, pp. 289-91.
Baker BJ, Moonan PK. Characterizing tuberculosis genotype clusters along the United States-Mexico border. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014;18(3):289-91.
Baker, B. J., & Moonan, P. K. (2014). Characterizing tuberculosis genotype clusters along the United States-Mexico border. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the Official Journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 18(3), 289-91. https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.13.0684
Baker BJ, Moonan PK. Characterizing Tuberculosis Genotype Clusters Along the United States-Mexico Border. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014;18(3):289-91. PubMed PMID: 24670563.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Characterizing tuberculosis genotype clusters along the United States-Mexico border. AU - Baker,B J, AU - Moonan,P K, PY - 2014/3/28/entrez PY - 2014/3/29/pubmed PY - 2015/12/15/medline SP - 289 EP - 91 JF - The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease JO - Int J Tuberc Lung Dis VL - 18 IS - 3 N2 - We examined the growth of tuberculosis (TB) genotype clusters during 2005-2010 in the United States, categorized by country of origin and ethnicity of the index case and geographic proximity to the US-Mexico border at the time of TB diagnosis. Nationwide, 38.9% of cases subsequent to Mexico-born index cases were US-born. Among clusters following US-born Hispanic and US-born non-Hispanic index cases, respectively 29.2% and 5.3% of subsequent cluster members were Mexico-born. In border areas, the majority of subsequent cases were Mexico-born following US-born Hispanic (56.4%) and US-born non-Hispanic (55.6%) index cases. These findings suggest that TB transmission commonly occurs between US-born and Mexico-born persons. Along the US-Mexico border, prioritizing TB genotype clusters following US-born index cases for investigation may prevent subsequent cases among both US-born and Mexico-born persons. SN - 1815-7920 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24670563/Characterizing_tuberculosis_genotype_clusters_along_the_United_States_Mexico_border_ L2 - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1815-7920&volume=18&issue=3&spage=289&aulast=Baker DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -