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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Sep;16(9):1466-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1609.100281.

Tuberculosis acquired outside of households, rural Vietnam.

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Pham Ngoc Thach Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Abstract

Using population-based data from rural Vietnam, we assessed tuberculosis (TB) transmission within and outside of households. Eighty-three percent of persons with recent household TB were infected by different strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis than were their household members. This result argues against the effectiveness of active TB case finding among household members.

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PMC3294980
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10.3201/eid1609.100281
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