Variability of Airborne Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Implications for Control of Tuberculosis in the HIV Era

Fennelly, Kevin P.
May 2007
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/15/2007, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p1358
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the collision of extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis with HIV infection in South Africa. He stresses XDR tuberculosis with HIV infection to cause outbreak of tuberculosis and has increased its mortality rate by 90%. Furthermore, A World Organization Global Task Force on XDR tuberculosis has recommended several interventions which aim to promote prevention and control of XDR tuberculosis.


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