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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 238532, 12 pages
Research Article

Strain Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates from Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Afar Pastoral Region of Ethiopia

1Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2Section for International Health, Department of Community Medicine, Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1130, Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway
3WHO Supranational TB Reference Laboratory, TB & Mycobacteria Unit, Institut Pasteur de la Guadeloupe, 97183 Abymes, France

Received 24 November 2013; Accepted 22 January 2014; Published 6 March 2014

Academic Editor: Tomasz Jagielski

Copyright © 2014 Mulugeta Belay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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