Clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis in the Papua New Guinea Highlands.

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Abstract

In the Papua New Guinea Highlands, tuberculosis has an epidemiological setting unique in the developing world. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is slowly infiltrating a susceptible, formerly isolated population. Because of this unique situation, commonly-recommended standard programmes must be rationally, sometimes radically, altered if case finding is to be epidemiologically efficient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalPapua and New Guinea medical journal
Volume26
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1983

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