Evaluation and Epidemiological Research in Tuberculosis Control: Linking Medical Care and Public Health

Iademarco, Michael F.; Sodt, Deborah; Sutherland, Wendy Mills
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1110
Academic Journal
The article presents various ways to control tuberculosis. The epidemiology of tuberculosis among foreign-born populations differs considerably from area to area. The prevalence of isoniazid resistance among foreign-born patients with tuberculosis described in the study points to the potential value of universal genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. When analyzed in conjunction with public health data from epidemiological investigations, genotypic data can be used to detect clusters of recent transmission.


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