Dilshod Pulatov

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BACKGROUND Prisons of the former Soviet Union (FSU) have high rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and are thought to drive general population tuberculosis (TB) epidemics. Effective prison case detection, though employing more expensive technologies, may reduce long-term treatment costs and slow MDR-TB transmission. METHODS AND FINDINGS We(More)
SETTING Tuberculosis (TB) is highly prevalent in prisons of the former Soviet Union. OBJECTIVE To understand the behavioral, demographic and biological factors placing inmates in Tajikistan at risk for active TB. DESIGN We administered a behavioral and demographic survey to 1317 inmates in two prison facilities in Sughd province, Tajikistan along with(More)
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