Original Article

Increased Incidence of the Outbreak Strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Surrounding Community after an Outbreak in a Jail

Authors: Timothy F. Jones, MD, Charles L. Woodley, PHD, Francis F. Fountain, MD, William Schaffner, MD

Abstract

Background: Between 1995 and 1997, a tuberculosis outbreak occurred in a large, urban jail. We investigated whether the outbreak strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) was circulating in the surrounding community after that outbreak.

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