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Networks and tuberculosis: an undetected community outbreak involving public places

Klovdahl, Alden S; Graviss, Edward A; Yaganehdoost, A; Ross, M W; Wanger, A; Adams, G J; Musser, James M

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After decades of decline in developed countries, there was a resurgence of tuberculosis in the mid-1980s accompanied by increased recognition that this infectious disease has long remained a major public health problem at the global level. New methods from molecular biology, in particular DNA 'fingerprinting' (of Mycobacterium tuberculosis), made it clear that current transmission and recent infection (in contrast to reactivation of earlier, latent infection) were much more significant than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71069
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00170-2

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