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The Changing Face of Tuberculosis Control in a Rural District of New Zealand

van der Oest, Clif; Kelly, Paul; Hood, Dell

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SETTING: Waikato Health District (WHD), New Zealand. OBJECTIVE: To describe the changing epidemiology of TB in the WHD and the factors responsible for this. DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study of all notified TB cases from the WHD from 1 January 1992 to 31 December 2001. Major outcome measures were delay of diagnosis and treatment outcome. RESULTS: There were 244 cases included. Over the 10-year period, TB incidence has remained stable in the WHD. There has been a significant reduction of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28725
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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