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Volume 25, Number 3—March 2019

Whole-Genome Sequencing of Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains, Tunisia, 2012–2016

Imen BouzouitaComments to Author , Andrea Maurizio Cabibbe, Alberto Trovato, Henda Daroui, Asma Ghariani, Basma Midouni, Leila Essalah, Emna Mehiri, Daniela Maria Cirillo, and Leila Slim Saidi
Author affiliations: National Reference Laboratory for Mycobacteria, Ariana, Tunisia (I. Bouzouita, H. Daroui, A. Ghariani, B. Midouni, L. Essalah, E. Mehiri, L. Slim Saidi); University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia (I. Bouzouita, B. Midouni); San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy (A.M. Cabibbe, A. Trovato, D.M. Cirillo); University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia (A. Ghariani, E. Mehiri, L. Slim Saidi)

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Table 1

Epidemiologic information about clustered cases identified during study of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, Tunisia, 2012–2016*

Cluster, group pncA mutation No. patients Epidemiologic links
Cluster 1, Haarlem†
Group 1 Gln10His 9 Confirmed for patients 10942, 14666 (2 brothers with XDR TB), 
8626 (their neighbor with XDR TB) in Bizerte, and patients 
13025 and 2109 (2 friends from Bizerte); probable for patients 
3553, 436, 5069, 8649 (from Bizerte)
Group 2 Leu4Trp 5 Probable for patients 18013 and 2666 (from Sousse, 
the central part of Tunisia)
Group 3 A-11C 4 Not available
Group 4 CA deletion (+339, +340) 2 Probable for patients 11356 and 15359 (from Ben Arous, 10 km from the capital Tunis)
Group 5 Cys14Stop 2 Confirmed for patients 1914 and 14512 (brother and sister from Bizerte)
Group 6
Wild type
Not available
Cluster 2, Haarlem
Wild type
Confirmed for patients 13138, 18959, 16653 (same family: father, son, and uncle; Beja; Northwest of Tunisia)
Cluster 3, LAM Wild type 3 Confirmed for patients 10101, 11419, 6840 (neighbors from Ben Arous)

*LAM, Latin-American-Mediterranean.
†For the remaining patients of cluster 1, no information was available.

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