Tuberculosis acquired outside of households, rural Vietnam.
SourceEmerging Infectious Diseases, 16, 9, (2010), pp. 1466-8
01 september 2010
Article / Letter to editor
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
SubjectN4i 3: Poverty-related infectious diseases NCMLS 1: Infection and autoimmunity
Using population-based data from rural Vietnam, we assessed tuberculosis (TB) transmission within and outside of households. Eighty-three percent of persons with recent household TB were infected by different strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis than were their household members. This result argues against the effectiveness of active TB case finding among household members.
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