How is Xpert MTB / RIF being implemented in 22 high tuberculosis burden countries ?

@inproceedings{2014HowIX,
  title={How is Xpert MTB / RIF being implemented in 22 high tuberculosis burden countries ?},
  author={},
  year={2014}
}
  • Published 2014
Accurate and rapid diagnosis is crucial for tuberculosis control by ensuring a timely start to treatment and reducing transmission. In 2012, almost one third of tuberculosis cases were not diagnosed and/or reported to national tuberculosis programmes (NTPs), and ,25% of estimated incident multidrug-resistant (MDR) cases were diagnosed [1]. Xpert MTB/RIF (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA), a nucleic acid amplification test, was recommended in 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO) for detection… CONTINUE READING
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