The transmission of tuberculosis in schools involving children 3 to 11 years of age

Jonathan R. Roberts, Brendan W. Mason, Shantini Paranjothy, Stephen R Palmer

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Abstract

Little is known about the risk of tuberculosis transmission from children. We reviewed the published literature on the transmission of tuberculosis during outbreaks involving children 3 to 11 years of age and report that transmission rates among close contacts in school outbreaks are on average higher (weighted average 69.8% vs. 39.3%) if the index case is a child than an adult.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalThe Pediatric infectious disease journal
Volume31
Issue number1
Early online date16 Aug 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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