Tuberculosis prevalence surveys: rationale and cost.

  title={Tuberculosis prevalence surveys: rationale and cost.},
  author={Philippe Glaziou and Marieke J van der Werf and Ikushi Onozaki and Christopher Dye and M. W. Borgdorff and Chen-Yuan Chiang and Frank Cobelens and Donald A. Enarson and Punnathanathu Gopalan Gopi and Timothy H Holtz and Sang Jae Kim and Frank van Leth and W-J Lew and Knut Lonnroth and Pieter J M van Maaren and P. R. Narayanan and Brian Williams},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={12 9},
This article is the first of the educational series 'Assessing tuberculosis (TB) prevalence through population-based surveys'. The series will give overall guidance in conducting cross-sectional surveys of pulmonary TB (PTB) disease. TB prevalence surveys are most valuable in areas where notification data obtained through routine surveillance are of unproven accuracy or incomplete, and in areas with an estimated prevalence of bacteriologically confirmed TB of more than 100 per 100,000… CONTINUE READING

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