Identifying risk factors associated with smear positivity of pulmonary tuberculosis in Kazakhstan

@inproceedings{Hermosilla2017IdentifyingRF,
  title={Identifying risk factors associated with smear positivity of pulmonary tuberculosis in Kazakhstan},
  author={Sabrina Hermosilla and P. S. You and Angela Aifah and Tleukhan Abildayev and Ainur R. Akilzhanova and Ulan Kozhamkulov and Talgat A Muminov and Meruert Darisheva and Baurzhan Zhussupov and Assel Terlikbayeva and Nabila El-Bassel and Neil W Schluger},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Sputum smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) patients have a high risk of transmission and are of great epidemiological and infection control significance. Little is known about the smear-positive populations in high TB burden regions, such as Kazakhstan. The objective of this study is to characterize the smear-positive population in Kazakhstan and identify associated modifiable risk factors. METHODS Data on incident TB cases' (identified between April 2012 and March 2014) socio… CONTINUE READING