New tuberculosis diagnostics and rollout.

@article{McNerney2015NewTD,
  title={New tuberculosis diagnostics and rollout.},
  author={Ruth McNerney and Jane D. Cunningham and Pamela Hepple and Alimuddin Zumla},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={
          81-6
        }
}
Early detection and effective treatment are crucial for tuberculosis control, but global case detection rates remain low. The diagnosis of paediatric and extrapulmonary disease is problematic and there are, as yet, no rapid screening tests to assist active case finding in the community. Progress has been made in clinic-based detection tools with the introduction of Xpert MTB/RIF, a nucleic acid amplification test that combines sample processing and analysis in a single instrument to provide a… CONTINUE READING

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