Distribution of tuberculous infection and disease among households in a rural community.

@article{Narain1966DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of tuberculous infection and disease among households in a rural community.},
  author={R Narain and S. S. Nair and Gannamani Ramananda Rao and P H Chandrasekhar},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1966},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={639-54}
}
Clinical experience has led to a strong belief that tuberculosis is a family disease and contact examination is a sine qua non for case-finding programmes. Considerable doubts are cast on the usefulness of contact examination in tuberculosis control by the present study, which is based on a sample of an entire population rather than on family contacts of known cases only. Cases of tuberculosis occurred mostly singly in households, and contact examination could have revealed only a very small… CONTINUE READING