Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 16th, 2006
"Screening of children in household contact with smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) is universally recommended but seldom practiced in resource-poor settings. It has huge potential to reduce the burden of TB disease in children, particularly if streamlined to focus on those at greatest risk," scientists in England report.
Investigators conducted a study to "assess the prevalence of infection and disease amongst children aged (5 yrs in household contact with smear-positive TB" and to "identify which source case characteristics are risk factors for infection. A...
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