Transmissibility and potential for disease progression of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis: prospective cohort study

  25 October 2019

Household contacts of patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis were at higher risk of tuberculosis infection than contacts exposed to drug sensitive tuberculosis. The risk of developing tuberculosis disease did not differ among contacts in both groups. The evidence invites guideline producers to take action by targeting drug resistant and drug sensitive tuberculosis, such as early detection and effective treatment of infection and disease.

Source: theBMJ
Authors: Mercedes C Becerra et al
Effective Surveillance  
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