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Active tuberculosis detection by pouched rats in 2014: more than 2,000 new patients found in two countries

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dc.contributor.author Poling, A.
dc.contributor.author Beyene, N.
dc.contributor.author Valverde, E.
dc.contributor.author Mulder, C.
dc.contributor.author Cox, C.
dc.contributor.author Mgode, G.
dc.contributor.author Edwards, T. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-19T11:13:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-19T11:13:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3088
dc.description JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is a major problem in poor countries because sensitive diagnostic tools are unavail- able. In 2014, our pouched rats evaluated sputum from 21,600 Tanzanians and 9,048 Mozambicans whose sputum had previously been evaluated by microscopy, the standard diagnostic for TB. Evalua- tion by the rats revealed 1,412 new patients with active TB in Tanzania and 645 new patients in Mozambique, increases of 39% and 53%, respectively, when compared to detections by microscopy alone. These results provide further support for the applied use of scent-detecting rats. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher 2016 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior en_US
dc.subject Applied behavior analysis en_US
dc.subject Discrimination training en_US
dc.subject Tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Pouched rats en_US
dc.title Active tuberculosis detection by pouched rats in 2014: more than 2,000 new patients found in two countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.356 en_US


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