Modelling the efficacy of prophylactic and curative therapies for preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Africa.

@article{Heymann1993ModellingTE,
  title={Modelling the efficacy of prophylactic and curative therapies for preventing the spread of tuberculosis in Africa.},
  author={Sally Jody Heymann},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1993},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={406-11}
}
Concerns have been raised about whether the interaction between tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) may lead worldwide to a recrudescent tuberculosis pandemic. These concerns are particularly grave in Africa which has a high prevalence of both tuberculosis and HIV. This study used a computer simulation model to examine the effect of tuberculosis-HIV interactions on tuberculosis prevalence and mortality in Africa. The model then assessed the impact of expanding treatment and… CONTINUE READING
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