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Spatial patterns of multidrug resistant tuberculosis and relationships to socio-economic, demographic and household factors in northwest Ethiopia

Alene, Kefyalew Addis; Viney, Kerri; McBryde, Emma; Clements, Archie

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Background: Understanding the geographical distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in high TB burden countries such as Ethiopia is crucial for effective control of TB epidemics in these countries, and thus globally. We present the first spatial analysis of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, and its relationship to socio-economic, demographic and household factors in northwest Ethiopia. Methods: An ecological study was conducted using data on patients diagnosed with MDR-TB at...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/248232
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171800
Access Rights: Open Access

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