Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 14th, 1998
The Baltimore study, presented by William R. Bishai and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University, is one of several recent reports questioning whether directly observed therapy (DOT) is as effective in slowing the spread of tuberculosis as is widely believed.
Bishai et al. found that recent transmissions in Baltimore, a city with an aggressive DOT program in place, accounted for one-third of newly...
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