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Pragmatic tuberculosis prevention policies for primary care in low- and middle-income countries.

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Saunders, Matthew J, Tovar, Marco A, Datta, Sumona, Evans, Benjamin E W, Wingfield, Tom and Evans, Carlton A (2018) 'Pragmatic tuberculosis prevention policies for primary care in low- and middle-income countries.'. European Respiratory Journal, Vol 51, Issue 3, p. 1800315.

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Abstract

Despite being a curable and preventable disease, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from infection worldwide and is one of the top 10 causes of death from any cause, including in children [1]. Incidence is at best barely declining, increasing in some countries, and some prevalence surveys in high-burden countries have demonstrated a significantly higher tuberculosis burden than estimated [1]. Between a quarter and a third of the world's population is estimated to be infected with tuberculosis, representing a vast reservoir from which new cases arise [1]. Many of these people are never identified or tested, and even among those who are, only a small proportion receive preventive treatment [2]. Interventions that aim to increase preventive treatment uptake and completion are likely to have a greater impact on tuberculosis control and elimination than those focussing on improving completion of treatment by patients

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 200 Tuberculosis (General)
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 205 Epidemiology
WF Respiratory System > Tuberculosis > WF 205.1 General coverage
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00315-2018
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 15:11
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/8452

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