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Epidemic of tuberculosis in a high school in Northern Sardinia

Bua, Alessandra and Molicotti, Paola and Zanetti, Anna and Ruggeri, Melania and Cubeddu, Marina and Cannas, Sara and Peana, Nanni and Sali, Michela and Delogu, Giovanni and Zanetti, Stefania Anna Lucia (2012) Epidemic of tuberculosis in a high school in Northern Sardinia. International Journal of Mycobacteriology, Vol. 1 (3), p. 161-163. ISSN 2212-5531. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmyco.2012.07.003

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission among high school student and teacher populations in a high school in Northern Sardinia.
Tuberculin skin-test screening, chest-X-rays, QuantiFERON-TB Gold, microbiological examination, spoligotyping and variable numbers of tandem repeats (VNTR) analysis of M. tuberculosis isolates were performed.
This study indicates the effectiveness of the epidemiological investigation.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8210
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis, M. tuberculosis, QuantiFERON, spoligotyping
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/07 Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > Azienda ASL1, Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Biomediche
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2212-5531
Deposited On:23 Nov 2012 09:37

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