Tuberculosis among transhumant pastoralist and settled communities of south-eastern Mauritania

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Lô, Aissata; Tall-Dia, Anta; Bonfoh, Bassirou; Schelling, Esther;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Global Health Action,volume 9 (issn: 1654-9716, eissn: 1654-9880)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/gha.v9.30334, pmc: PMC4864833
  • Subject: Public Health; Epidemiology; Preventive Medicine | tuberculosis; Mauritania; pastoralists; presumptive TB cases; diagnostic capacity | Mauritania | Original Article | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | diagnostic capacity | tuberculosis | presumptive TB cases | pastoralists

Background: Transhumant pastoralists of Mauritania were assumed to have a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) because of reduced access to diagnostic testing. No population-based survey on TB has been published for Mauritania.Objective: The goal of this study was to es... View more
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