Estimating tuberculosis case detection rate in resource-limited countries: a capture-recapture study in Egypt.


Bassili, A; Grant, AD; El-Mohgazy, E; Galal, A; Glaziou, P; Seita, A; Abubakar, I; Bierrenbach, AL; Crofts, JP; van Hest, NA; (2010) Estimating tuberculosis case detection rate in resource-limited countries: a capture-recapture study in Egypt. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease, 14 (6). pp. 727-32. ISSN 1027-3719

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Abstract

Most countries endemic and highly endemic for tuberculosis (TB) still do not have reliable TB surveillance systems. Indirect estimation of TB incidence is needed to monitor the performance of the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) in the context of the World Health Organization implementation and impact targets for TB control.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: TB Centre
PubMed ID: 20487611
Web of Science ID: 278113600011
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/495

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