The burden of transmitted multi-drug resistance among epidemics of tuberculosis: A transmission model

@inproceedings{Kendall2015TheBO,
  title={The burden of transmitted multi-drug resistance among epidemics of tuberculosis: A transmission model},
  author={Emily A Kendall and Mariam O Fofana and David W. Dowdy},
  booktitle={The Lancet. Respiratory medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis can be acquired through de-novo mutation during tuberculosis treatment or through transmission from other individuals with active MDR tuberculosis. Understanding the balance between these two mechanisms is essential when allocating resources for MDR tuberculosis. We aimed to create a dynamic transmission model of an MDR tuberculosis epidemic to estimate the contributions of treatment-related acquisition and person-to-person transmission of… CONTINUE READING