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The infectiousness of tuberculosis patients coinfected with HIV

By A.R. Escombe, D.A.J. Moore, R.H. Gilman, W. Pan, M. Navincopa, E. Ticona, C. Martinez, L. Caviedes, P. Sheen, A. Gonzalez, C.J. Noakes, J.S. Friedland and C.A. Evans


The current understanding of airborne tuberculosis (TB) transmission is based on classic 1950s studies in which guinea pigs were exposed to air from a tuberculosis ward. Recently we recreated this model in Lima, Peru, and in this paper we report the use of molecular fingerprinting to investigate patient infectiousness in the current era of HIV infection and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB

Publisher: Public Library of Science
Year: 2008
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