Optimizing tuberculosis control in the inner city

FitzGerald, J. Mark
March 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/99, Vol. 160 Issue 6, p821
Academic Journal
Editorial. Discusses the control of tuberculosis (TB). The key principle in TB control; Reference to the paper by Dr. Wendy Wobeser and colleagues, in the this issue (page 789); Mention of New York City, New York results regarding HIV infected peoples and TB being a sign of infection of the disease; Inner-city environments having higher HIV and TB infected percentages; Suggestion that directly observed therapy is the only way to guarantee treatment completion; Comparison to South African results; Conclusion.


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