Tuberculosis in Thailand: epidemiology and program performance, 2001-2005.

@article{Jittimanee2009TuberculosisIT,
  title={Tuberculosis in Thailand: epidemiology and program performance, 2001-2005.},
  author={Suksont Jittimanee and Jirawat Vorasingha and Wiriya Mad-asin and Sriprapa Nateniyom and Somsak Rienthong and Jay K Varma},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          436-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a package of services branded 'DOTS' (directly observed treatment, short course) to help countries detect at least 70% of all infectious tuberculosis (TB) cases and cure 85% of detected cases. We analyzed the epidemiology of TB and the national TB program (NTP) performance for the first 5 years of DOTS implementation in Thailand. METHODS We reviewed data routinely collected through the NTP from 2001 to 2005 and data from special… CONTINUE READING
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