Unraveling Mycobacterium tuberculosis genomic diversity and evolution in Lisbon, Portugal, a highly drug resistant setting
- Autores: Clark TG, Coll F, Couto I, Hill-Cawthorne GA, Jordao L, Macedo R, Machado D, Mallard K, Maltez F, McNerney R, Pain A, Perdigão J, Portugal I, Silva C, Silva H, Viveiros M
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: BMC Genomics
- Link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/15/991
Multidrug- (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) presents a challenge to disease control and elimination goals. In Lisbon, Portugal, specific and successful XDR-TB strains have been found in circulation for almost two decades.