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Whole-genome sequencing identifies nosocomial transmission of extra-pulmonary M. tuberculosis

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Learning point for clinicians: • Hospital infection control practice reflects the working assumption that extra pulmonary tuberculosis is not considered infectious. We describe how whole-genome sequencing identified the nosocomial transmission of extra-pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection on our Infectious Diseases unit in Oxford, UK. • Suppurating wounds in tuberculosis constitute a hazard requiring risk assessment for transmission. We have re-consideration our infection control ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/qjmed/hcw202

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
RDM
Sub department:
RDM Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
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Grant:
Health Innovation Challenge Fund (T5-358
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Grant:
Health Innovation Challenge Fund (T5-358
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
QJM Journal website
Volume:
109
Issue:
12
Pages:
819-820
Publication date:
2016-12-22
Acceptance date:
2016-10-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-2393
ISSN:
1460-2725
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:667272
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uuid:3a5790b4-8a18-42f8-8a77-f85d81108e44
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pubs:667272
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2017-01-11

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