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A household survey on screening practices of household contacts of smear positive tuberculosis patients in Vietnam.

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BACKGROUND: Close contacts of tuberculosis (TB) patients are at increased risk of developing tuberculosis. Although passive contact screening guidelines are incorporated in the national TB control program, currently it is unknown how frequent close contacts are screened for TB in Vietnam. This study assesses current contact screening practices in Vietnam and determines the proportion of household contacts screened of newly registered TB patients. METHOD: Survey of household contacts of smear-...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2458-14-713

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
713
Publication date:
2014-07-11
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EISSN:
1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
Source identifiers:
475826
Language:
English
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pubs:475826
Deposit date:
2014-07-18

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