Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: rationale, definitions and key considerations.

@article{Lnnroth2013SystematicSF,
  title={Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: rationale, definitions and key considerations.},
  author={Knut L{\"o}nnroth and Erica Corbett and Jonathan Golub and Peter Godfrey-Faussett and Mukund W. Uplekar and Diana E C Weil and Mario.C. Raviglione},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={289-298}
}
The impact of current interventions to improve early detection of tuberculosis (TB) seems to have been saturated. Case detection trends have stagnated. TB incidence is falling in most settings worldwide, but the rate of decline is far lower than expected. There is growing evidence from national TB prevalence surveys and other research of a large pool of undetected TB in the community. Intensified efforts to further break down access barriers and scale up new and rapid diagnostic tools are… CONTINUE READING
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