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Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Sep;18(9):1105-7. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0918.

Impact of awareness drives and community-based active tuberculosis case finding in Odisha, India.

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1
World Health Organization Country Office for India, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Health, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, India.
3
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, South-East Asia Regional Office, New Delhi, India.
4
National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India.
5
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Abstract

India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme employs passive case detection. The new sputum smear-positive case detection rate is less than 70% in Odisha State. During April-June 2012, active case finding (ACF) was conducted through awareness drives and field-based tuberculosis (TB) screening in select communities with the lowest case detection rates. During the campaign, 240 sputum smear-positive TB cases were detected. The number of smear-positive cases detected increased by 11% relative to April-June 2011 in intervention communities compared to an 0.8% increase in non-intervention communities. ACF brought TB services closer to the community and increased TB case detection.

PMID:
25189560
PMCID:
PMC4866500
DOI:
10.5588/ijtld.13.0918
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