Limited Utility of Name-Based Tuberculosis Contact Investigations among Persons Using Illicit Drugs: Results of an Outbreak Investigation

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Asghar, Rana Jawad; Patlan, David E.; Miner, Mark C.; Rhodes, Halsey D.; Solages, Anthony; Katz, Dolly J.; Beall, David S.; Ijaz, Kashef; Oeltmann, John E.;

Persons named by a patient with tuberculosis (TB) are the focus of traditional TB contact investigations. However, patients who use illicit drugs are often reluctant to name contacts. Between January 2004 and May 2005, 18 isoniazid-resistant TB cases with matching Mycob... View more
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