Insights on the Mycobacterium tuberculosis population structure associated with migrants from Portuguese-speaking countries over a three-year period in Greater Lisbon, Portugal: Implications at the public health level.
- Autores: Pereira C, Gomes P, Taveira R, Silva C, Maltez F, Macedo R, Costa C, Couvin D, Rastogi N, Viveiros M, Perdigão J, Portugal I
- Ano de Publicação: 2019
- Journal: Infection Genetics and Evolution
- Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30928606
Tuberculosis among foreign-born patients is a key indicator of country-level epidemiological profiles and, of an increasing concern in Europe given the more intensified migratory waves of refugees. Since Portugal presents a lower immigrant-associated TB incidence rate when compared to other European countries, we sought to characterize the epidemiology and transmission dynamics among the foreign-born population […]