Epidemic of tuberculosis in a high school in Northern Sardinia

Alessandra Bua, Paola Molicotti, Anna Zanetti, Melania Ruggeri, Marina Cubeddu, Sara Cannas, Nanni Peana, Michela Sali, Giovanni Delogu, Stefania Zanetti

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The aim of this study was to investigate the Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission among high school student and teacher populations in a high school in Northern Sardinia.Tuberculin skin-test screening, chest-X-rays, QuantiFERON-TB Gold, microbiological examination, spoligotyping and variable numbers of tandem repeats (VNTR) analysis of M. tuberculosis isolates were performed.This study indicates the effectiveness of the epidemiological investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Mycobacteriology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012



  • M. tuberculosis
  • QuantiFERON
  • Spoligotyping
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Bua, A., Molicotti, P., Zanetti, A., Ruggeri, M., Cubeddu, M., Cannas, S., Peana, N., Sali, M., Delogu, G., & Zanetti, S. (2012). Epidemic of tuberculosis in a high school in Northern Sardinia. International Journal of Mycobacteriology, 1(3), 161-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmyco.2012.07.003