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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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10.1186/1471-2458-14-713

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Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Public Health
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2014-07-11
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EISSN:
1471-2458
Source identifiers:
478276
Language:
English
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pubs:478276
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uuid:ca58babe-0248-4141-a2ef-372caedff1b5
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pubs:478276
Deposit date:
2014-08-14

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