Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Rural Community, Arkansas, 1945–2000
Published Date:Nov 2002
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 8(11):1246-1248.
Aged, 80 And Over
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Description:A cluster of tuberculosis cases in a rural community in Arkansas persisted from 1991 to 1999. The cluster had 13 members, 11 linked epidemiologically. Old records identified 24 additional patients for 40 linked cases during a 54-year period. Residents of this neighborhood represent a population at high risk who should be considered for tuberculin testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection.
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