Two-Thirds of Smear-Positive Tuberculosis Cases in the Community Were Undiagnosed in Northwest Ethiopia: Population Based Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Tadesse2011TwoThirdsOS,
  title={Two-Thirds of Smear-Positive Tuberculosis Cases in the Community Were Undiagnosed in Northwest Ethiopia: Population Based Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Takele Tadesse and Meaza Demissie and Yemane Berhane and Yigzaw Kebede and Markos Abebe},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) case detection rate remains low in Ethiopia. One of the underlying reasons is the emphasis on passive case finding strategy which may seriously underestimate the burden of the disease. Estimating the prevalence of smear-positive pulmonary TB through active case finding at population level can help assessing the degree to which passive case detection is successful. METHODS AND FINDINGS This is population based cross-sectional study. The study population was all… CONTINUE READING
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