Funding for this research was provided by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (EXC 22167-390884018)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ((BAS/1/1020-01-01))
South African Medical Research Council (N/A)
National Research Foundataion (N/A)
Leibniz Science Campus EvoLUNG (N/A)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-02-04
Received: 19 August 2019
Accepted: 24 December 2019
First Online: 4 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Health Research Ethics Committee of Stellenbosch University (N09-11-296) and the CDC Institutional Review Board (protocol 5411). A waiver of consent was granted. All <i>M. tuberculosis</i> isolates were routinely collected and were de-identified by assigning a study number.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.