Simple control measures could substantially reduce predicted spread of XDR TB

Khan, Shazia
March 2008
Thorax;Mar2008, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p287
Academic Journal
The article provides information on a study about the role of simple control measures in reducing predicted spread of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). The researchers used airborne TB transmission using a mathematical model based on current spread in a rural region in South Africa. Based on the results, the study showed that simple nosocomial infection control measures in population can effectively control a possibly disastrous epidemic of XDR TB.


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