Extensive transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis amongst children on a school bus

Neira-Munoz, Edmundo, Cockcroft, Paul, Basher, Damian and Abubakar, Ibrahim (2008) Extensive transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis amongst children on a school bus. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 27 (9). pp. 835-837. ISSN 1532-0987

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Abstract

We report a tuberculosis outbreak in school children caused by exposure to a sputum-smear positive school bus driver. Exposed children were assessed using 2 versions of interferon-gamma release assays. Fifty-five percent (18/34) had a positive interferon-gamma release assays and 4 children developed tuberculosis. This suggests that transmission may be very efficient in this setting and highlights the need for early diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 14:50
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/13342
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816ff7c5

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