Cough aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis predict new infection: a household contact study.

@article{JonesLpez2013CoughAO,
  title={Cough aerosols of Mycobacterium tuberculosis predict new infection: a household contact study.},
  author={Edward C. Jones-L{\'o}pez and Olive Namugga and Francis Mumbowa and Martin Ssebidandi and Olive Mbabazi and Stephanie Moine and Gerald Mboowa and Matthew P Fox and Nancy A Reilly and Irene Ayakaka and Soyeon Kim and Alphonse Okwera and Moses M. Joloba and Kevin P. Fennelly},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={187 9},
  pages={1007-15}
}
RATIONALE Airborne transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis results from incompletely characterized host, bacterial, and environmental factors. Sputum smear microscopy is associated with considerable variability in transmission. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the use of cough-generated aerosols of M. tuberculosis to predict recent transmission. METHODS Patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) underwent a standard evaluation and collection of cough aerosol cultures of M. tuberculosis. We assessed… CONTINUE READING