Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 27th, 1998
A six-year cumulative distribution of new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases in Finland shows the number of cases to be increasing at an alarming rate.
"According to our geographical model, the MDR-TB epidemic seems to be concentrated in the capital region (Helsinki) with its high incidence of homeless people," researcher Markku Loytonen and colleagues from the University of Turku wrote ("MDR-TB in Finland - A Forecast," Social Science Medicine, 1998;46(6):695-702).
"The fact that the epidemic...
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