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Comparison of TST and IGRA in Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a High TB-Burden Setting

According to the World Health Organization Global TB report, 2015 approximately one- third of the world population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although individuals with LTBI are asymptomatic, however, they constitute an important…

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Prevalence of Latent Tuberculosis among Health Care Workers in High Burden Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Health care workers (HCWs) are at increased risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB) than the general population. The risk of TB in HCWs is of particular importance in the 22 high TB burden mostly low- and middle-income countries that…

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