Mycobacterium tuberculosis RD-rio strain in Kazakhstan

Yuriy Skiba, Igor Mokrousov, Dilyara Nabirova, Anna Vyazovaya, Elina Maltseva, Natalya Malakhova, Gulnara Ismagulova, Ilva Pole, Renate Ranka, Zhanar Sapiyeva, Shakhimurat Ismailov, Daphne Moffett

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis RD-Rio strains are still rare in the former Soviet Union countries and Asia. We describe a strain in Kazakhstan that belongs to the RD-Rio secondary branch, which is endemic to northwest Russia and eastern Europe. Although RD-Rio strains are frequently multidrug resistant, this heterogeneous branch included only drug-susceptible isolates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-606
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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