Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 3, P727-749 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.04.004 View full text
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Ben J. Marais, H. Simon Schaaf

Abstract: Although awareness is growing, childhood tuberculosis (TB) remains a neglected disease in many resource-limited settings. In part this reflects operational difficulties, lack of visibility in official reports, as well as perceptions that children tend to develop mild disease, contribute little to disease transmission, and do not affect epidemic control. At an international level there is greater appreciation that children contribute significantly to the global TB disease burden and suffer severe TB-related mor…

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