Genetic diversity, transmission dynamics and drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Angola
- Authors: Carla Silva, Diana Machado, Isabel Couto, Isabel Portugal, Joao Perdigao, Jorge Ramos, Miguel Viveiros, Nuno Taveira, Pedro Masakidi, Sofia Clemente
- Publication Year: 2017
- Journal: Scientific Reports
- Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep42814?WT.feed_name=subjects_infectious-diseases
Tuberculosis (TB) poses a serious public health problem in Angola. No surveillance data on drug resistance is available and nothing is known regarding the genetic diversity and population structure of circulating Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Here, we have genotyped and evaluated drug susceptibility of 89 Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates from Luanda.