Tuberculosis levelling off worldwideBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7085.919f (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:919
- Jessica Westall, Clegg scholar
The worldwide tuberculosis epidemic is levelling off for the first time in decades, the World Health Organisation announced last week.
Delegates attending a conference in London to mark “world tuberculosis day” heard that the public health breakthrough is due to a strategy called directly observed treatment short course (DOTS). This approach improves patients' compliance as each drug dose is directly supervised …
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