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Environmental mycobacteria in areas of high and low tuberculosis prevalence in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Ghaemi, E. and Ghazisaidi, K. and Koohsari, H. and Khodabakhshi, B. and Mansoorian, A. (2006) Environmental mycobacteria in areas of high and low tuberculosis prevalence in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (3-4). pp. 280-285. ISSN 10203397 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This research compared the numbers and types of different Mycobacterium species in soil samples taken from 2 areas of Golestan province, Islamic Republic of Iran, 1 with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and 1 with a low prevalence. From 220 samples, 91 grew positive cultures (41.4%) and 161 different strains were diagnosed. The most common species isolated were Mycobacterium fortuitum, M. flavescens and M. chelonae. The frequencies of environmental Mycobacterium in the low-prevalence area were much higher than in the high-prevalence area, perhaps due to different environmental factors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - East. Mediterr. Health J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 17037695 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Pathobiology, Health Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Microbiology, Lahijan Free University, Lahijan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actinomycetales, article, bacterium culture, bacterium isolation, controlled study, environmental factor, frequency analysis, Iran, medical research, Mycobacterium, Mycobacterium chelonei, mycobacterium fallax, mycobacterium flavescens, Mycobacterium fortuitum, mycobacterium gastri, Mycobacterium gordonae, Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium marinum, Mycobacterium phlei, Mycobacterium terrae, mycobacterium thermoresistibile, mycobacterium triviale, nonhuman, prevalence, soil analysis, species difference, strain difference, tuberculosis, Bacterial Typing Techniques, BCG Vaccine, Endemic Diseases, Environmental Exposure, Environmental Monitoring, Humans, Incidence, Iran, Mycobacteria, Atypical, Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium Infections, Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium marinum, Population Surveillance, Prevalence, Soil Microbiology, Tuberculosis, Vaccination
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 09:03
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2452

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