TB Incidence in an Adolescent Cohort in South Africa

@inproceedings{Mahomed2013TBII,
  title={TB Incidence in an Adolescent Cohort in South Africa},
  author={Hassan Mahomed and Rodney Ehrlich and Tony Hawkridge and Mark Hatherill and Lawrence J. Geiter and Fazlin Kafaar and Deborah Ann Abrahams and Humphrey Mulenga and Michele Tameris and Hennie D. Geldenhuys and Willem Albert Hanekom and Suzanne Verver and Gregory Dudley Hussey},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem globally. Little is known about TB incidence in adolescents who are a proposed target group for new TB vaccines. We conducted a study to determine the TB incidence rates and risk factors for TB disease in a cohort of school-going adolescents in a high TB burden area in South Africa. METHODS We recruited adolescents aged 12 to 18 years from high schools in Worcester, South Africa. Demographic and clinical information was collected… CONTINUE READING
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