Frequent transmission of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing lineage and positive selection for the EsxW Beijing variant in Vietnam
Kathryn E Holt, Paul McAdam, Vuong Khac Thai Phan, Thuy Thuong Thuong Nguyen, Thi Minh Ha Dang, Ngoc Lan Nguyen, Huu Lan Nguyen, Thi Quynh Nhu Nguyen, Thanh Hai Hoang, Thi Ngoc Ha Vu, Guy Thwaites, David J Edwards, Artika P Nath, Kym Pham, David B Ascher, Jeremy Farrar, Chiea Chuen Khor, Yik Ying Teo, Michael Inouye, Maxine Caws Show all
NATURE GENETICS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
Awarded by A*STAR Biomedical Research Council, Singapore
Awarded by Wellcome Trust UK
Awarded by Major Overseas Program in Vietnam
We would like to thank the clinical staff who recruited patients into our study from the following District TB Units (DTUs) in HCMC, Vietnam: Districts 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8, Tan Binh, Binh Thanh and Phu Nhuan; and also our colleagues from Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, HCMC Vietnam. This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (project grant no. 1056689 to S.J.D., Fellowship no. 1061409 to K.E.H., Fellowship no. 1061435 to M.I., Fellowship no. 1072476 to D.B.A.), A*STAR Biomedical Research Council, Singapore (12/1/21/24/6689 to Y.Y.T.) and the Wellcome Trust UK (research training fellowship no. 081814/Z/06/Z to M.C.) and as part of their Major Overseas Program in Vietnam (089276/Z/09/Z to J.F. and 106680/B/14/Z to G.T.).