Recent Advances in Rapid Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

  title={Recent Advances in Rapid Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis},
  author={Dr. WC Yam},
  • Dr. WC Yam
  • Published 2005
Despite continuous effort in monitoring and treatment of tuberculosis, the disease remains a major public health issue. According to the WHO, there were 8.8 million new cases of tuberculosis globally in 2003 with an expected 1% increase annually. Rapid diagnosis and appropriate therapies become the first priorities in controlling the growing epidemics. In Hong Kong, despite universal BCG vaccination of all infants, and routine use of DOTS for patients receiving antituberculosis treatment, more… CONTINUE READING