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Battling tuberculosis in an island context with a high burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases: epidemiology, progress, and lessons learned in Kiribati, 2000 to 2012

Hoy, Damian; Kienene, Takeieta; Reiher, Bereka; Roth, Adam; Tira, Teatoa; McKenzie, Jeanie; Merilles, Onofre Edwin A.; Viney, Kerri


OBJECTIVES: To examine the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in Kiribati from 2000 to 2012, document lessons learned, and recommend ways to mitigate the burden of TB in Kiribati. METHODS: A descriptive study was performed using data on TB case notifications, prevalence, incidence, mortality, and treatment outcomes from global reports and data files. Progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goal TB target (to reduce TB incidence by 2015) and the Regional Strategy to Stop Tuberculosis...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-01
Type: Journal article
Source: International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.11.025


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