Lessons learned during tuberculosis screening in public medical clinics in Francistown, Botswana.

@article{Bloss2012LessonsLD,
  title={Lessons learned during tuberculosis screening in public medical clinics in Francistown, Botswana.},
  author={Emily Bloss and Robert Makombe and Esther Kip and Molly Smit and J Chirenda and Victoria M Gammino and Tonto Creek and John Ethan Oeltmann},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={
          1030-2
        }
}
In Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus and the annual tuberculosis (TB) incidence is among the highest globally, intensified TB case finding is needed in health care facilities to detect and treat TB cases early and prevent transmission. During August-December 2009, TB screening was implemented among adults at patient intake in five clinics in Francistown. Among 11 779 TB screenings at intake, 926 were positive. Nineteen patients… CONTINUE READING