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

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dc.contributor.author Saunders, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.author Tovar, Marco A.
dc.contributor.author Datta, Sumona
dc.contributor.author Evans, Benjamin E. W.
dc.contributor.author Wingfield, Tom
dc.contributor.author Evans, Carlton Anthony William
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T17:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T17:04:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4315
dc.description.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. 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. 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. Many of these people are never identified or tested, and even among those who are, only a small proportion receive preventive treatment. 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... en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher European Respiratory Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Respiratory Journal
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject tuberculosis prevention en_US
dc.subject tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject primary care low-income countries en_US
dc.subject middle-income countries en_US
dc.title Pragmatic tuberculosis prevention policies for primary care in low- and middle-income countries en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.00315-2018
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.07
dc.relation.issn 1399-3003

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