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Tuberculosis control has failed in South Africa : time to reappraise strategy
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011)
South Africa's rate of tuberculosis (TB) has increased over the last 20 years, to now having the third-highest TB burden in the world. The TB control programme has primarily focused on effective case management of passively ...
Burden of new and recurrent tuberculosis in a major South African city stratified by age and HIV-status
(Public Library of Science, 2011-10-10)
Aim To describe the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in Cape Town by calculating TB incidence rates stratified by age and HIV-status, assessing the contribution of retreatment disease and estimating the cumulative lifetime TB ...
Indoor social networks in a South African township : potential contribution of location to tuberculosis transmission
(Public Library of Science, 2012-06-29)
Background We hypothesized that in South Africa, with a generalized tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, TB infection is predominantly acquired indoors and transmission potential is determined by the number and duration of social ...
Screening for HIV-associated tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance before antiretroviral therapy using the Xpert MTB/RIF assay : a prospective study
(Public Library of Science, 2011-07-26)
Background: The World Health Organization has endorsed the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for investigation of patients suspected of having tuberculosis (TB). However, its utility for routine TB screening and detection of rifampicin ...