Epidemiology of a tuberculosis outbreak in a rural Missouri high school.

  title={Epidemiology of a tuberculosis outbreak in a rural Missouri high school.},
  author={Lynelle Phillips and J. L. Carlile and Diane Smith},
  volume={113 6},
OBJECTIVES 1) Demonstrate the importance of maintaining a tuberculosis (TB) control program even in low-incidence areas by studying a TB-contact investigation of a highly infectious high school student in rural Missouri, and 2) discuss factors that perpetuated or contained this school-based outbreak. METHODS A case review of the index patient, a 15-year-old high school student, established estimates of his level and duration of infectiousness. Contact investigations of his household (n = 5… CONTINUE READING
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