Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 30th, 2006
In a recently published report, investigators in New Zealand conducted a study to "describe the demographic, clinical and management aspects of an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) within a pediatric Pacific Island community in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2002-2003. The index and source case are described along with details of the extensive contact tracing that was undertaken in this community."
"A total of 24 children were diagnosed with TB over an 11-month period. All cases were found to be epidemiologically linked to the one source case, mother of the index case. This...
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