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Measuring the effect of tuberculosis control: a step forward

Migliori, Giovanni Battista and Sotgiu, Giovanni (2014) Measuring the effect of tuberculosis control: a step forward. The Lancet, Vol. 383 (9934), p. 2026-2028. ISSN 0140-6736. eISSN 1474-547X. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60032-5

Abstract

Tuberculosis is an age old disease. Remarkably, although the DNA of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was found in mammoth's bones and lesions in Egyptian mummies, the pandemic continues to exist and must be a public health priority in the third millennium.
Although tuberculosis control poses a myriad of challenges to clinicians and public health authorities, the disease is potentially preventable and curable. Efforts to produce more efficient vaccines have been less than successful to date, but effective diagnostics and drugs are nevertheless currently available, and control and elimination strategies have been recently developed. The tuberculosis research community has pioneered prevention trials with new vaccines, and clinical trials on new drugs and combination regimens, attempting to evaluate their cost-eff ectiveness at a programmatic level.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:10214
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB control, vaccines
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/01 Statistica medica
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > AOU -Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Biomediche
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0140-6736
eISSN:1474-547X
Deposited On:23 Oct 2014 12:43

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