Tuberculosis Acquired Outside of Households, Rural Vietnam
Published Date:Sep 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(9):1466-1468.
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description: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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