The detection of airborne transmission of tuberculosis from HIV-infected patients, using an in vivo air sampling model.

@article{Escombe2007TheDO,
  title={The detection of airborne transmission of tuberculosis from HIV-infected patients, using an in vivo air sampling model.},
  author={Adrian Roderick Escombe and Clarissa C Oeser and Robert H. Gilman and Marcos {\~N}avincopa and Eduardo Ticona and Carlos Martinez and Luz Caviedes and Patricia Sheen and Armando Diaz Gonzalez and Catherine Noakes and David A J Moore and Jon S Friedland and Carlton A Evans},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={1349-57}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial transmission of tuberculosis remains an important public health problem. We created an in vivo air sampling model to study airborne transmission of tuberculosis from patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to evaluate environmental control measures. METHODS An animal facility was built above a mechanically ventilated HIV-tuberculosis ward in Lima, Peru. A mean of 92 guinea pigs were continuously exposed to all ward exhaust air for 16 months… CONTINUE READING
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