Tuberculosis control in a highly endemic indigenous community in Brazil.

@article{Croda2012TuberculosisCI,
  title={Tuberculosis control in a highly endemic indigenous community in Brazil.},
  author={Mariana Garcia Croda and Zelik Trajber and Ros{\^a}ngela da Costa Lima and Julio Croda},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={
          223-9
        }
}
In Latin America, indigenous populations have high rates of non-completion of TB treatment and case fatality and have been defined as a priority group for investments. To evaluate TB control, a retrospective cohort study was performed to identify factors predictive of non-completion of treatment and mortality in an indigenous and non-indigenous population between 2002 and 2008 in Dourados, Brazil. A 90% reduction in non-completion of TB treatment was observed in the indigenous population after… CONTINUE READING
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