About the Authors

Jessica Minion

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Victor Gallant

Affiliation HIV/AIDS and TB Core Surveillance, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Joyce Wolfe

Affiliation National Reference Centre for Mycobacteriology, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Canada

Frances Jamieson

Affiliation Public Health Laboratories, Public Health Ontario, (representing the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Networks), Toronto, Canada

Richard Long


Affiliation Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM VG JW FJ RL. Analyzed the data: JM VG JW FJ RL. Wrote the paper: JM RL.