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Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is characterised by the presence of immune responses to previously acquired Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection without clinical evidence of active tuberculosis (TB). Here we report evidence-based guidelines from the World Health Organization for a public health approach to the management of LTBI in high risk(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is currently a rare disease in Switzerland (2.8 per 100'000 native Swiss), but is still more prevalent in some population groups especially among migrants. After more than a century on the decrease, from 2007 to 2009 the TB cases have increased from 478 to 556 for unknown reasons. The occurrence of multidrug-resistant forms (1.4 % MDR- TB)(More)
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