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Short report: using giant African pouched rats to detect tuberculosis in human sputum samples: 2009 finding

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dc.contributor.author Poling, Alan
dc.contributor.author Weetjens, Bart J.
dc.contributor.author Cox, Christophe
dc.contributor.author Mgode, Georgies
dc.contributor.author Jubitana, Maureen
dc.contributor.author Kazwala, Rudovic
dc.contributor.author Mfinanga, Godfrey S.
dc.contributor.author Huis, Diana
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-17T12:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-17T12:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/930
dc.description American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 83 (6)), 2010: 1308-1310 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2009, giant African pouched rats trained to detect tuberculosis (TB) evaluated sputum samples from 10,523 patients whose sputum had previously been evaluated by smear microscopy. Microscopists found 13.3% of the patients to be TB-positive. Simulated second-line screening by the rats revealed 620 new TB-positive patients, increasing the case detection rate by 44%. These data suggest that the rats may be useful for TB detection in developing countries, although further research is needed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygien en_US
dc.subject Giant African Pouched en_US
dc.subject Rats en_US
dc.subject Human Sputum Samples en_US
dc.subject detect tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Smear microscopy en_US
dc.title Short report: using giant African pouched rats to detect tuberculosis in human sputum samples: 2009 finding en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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