volume 78, issue 3, P263-269 2009
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.78.263
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Abstract: When Mycobacterium tuberculosis infects humans, about 20% of those infected actually develop tuberculosis (TB) 1) . In Japan, the incidence of TB in 2008 was 24,760 cases (19.4/100,000 persons) and the rate has been decreasing gradually, but is still higher than in the USA, Holland, and Belgium, for experiments, and also indicates areas for which data are not currently available.