• High yield of culture-based diagnosis in a TB-endemic setting 

      Demers, Anne-Marie; Verver, Suzanne; Boulle, Andrew; Warren, Robin; Van Helden, Paul; Behr, Marcel A.; Coetzee, David (BioMed Central, 2012-09)
      Abstract Background In most of the world, microbiologic diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is limited to microscopy. Recent guidelines recommend culture-based diagnosis where feasible. ...
    • Species diversity of non-tuberculous mycobacteria isolated from humans, livestock and wildlife in the Serengeti ecosystem, Tanzania 

      Katale, Bugwesa Z.; Mbugi, Erasto V.; Botha, Louise; Keyyu, Julius D.; Kendall, Sharon; Dockrell, Hazel M.; Michel, Anita L.; Kazwala, Rudovick R.; Rweyemamu, Mark M.; Van Helden, Paul; Matee, Mecky I. (BioMed Central, 2014-11-18)
      Background: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), which are ubiquitous micro-organisms occurring in humans, animals and the environment, sometimes receive public health and veterinary attention as opportunistic disease-causing ...