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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - third update, 13 April 2017

13 Apr 2017
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Abstract
​A multi-country cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) involving 28 migrants has been delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS) in migrants recently having arrived from countries in the Horn of Africa. Although the number of cases detected so far is small, there is a possibility that more cases associated with this cluster may still be identified.
This risk assessment identifies the migration routes of the migrants and their countries of origin and offers options for response.
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