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Tuberculosis incidence among infected contacts detected through contact tracing of smear-positive patients.

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Summary of "Tuberculosis incidence among infected contacts detected through contact tracing of smear-positive patients."

The contacts of people with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) have a high risk of becoming infected and developing tuberculosis (TB). Our aim was to determine the incidence of TB and its risk factors in a cohort of contacts with latent TB infection (LTBI) detected through contact tracing of smear-positive PTB cases.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0215322

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A species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that produces TUBERCULOSIS in humans, other primates, CATTLE; DOGS; and some other animals which have contact with humans. Growth tends to be in serpentine, cordlike masses in which the bacilli show a parallel orientation.

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