The burden of tuberculosis in crisis-affected populations: a systematic review

by William Kimbrough, Vanessa Saliba, Maysoon Dahab et al.
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 950-965, December 2012

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Crises caused by armed conflict, forced population displacement, or natural disasters result in high rates of excess morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. Many of these crises occur in areas with a substantial tuberculosis burden. The authors did a systematic review to summarise what is known about the burden of tuberculosis in crisis settings. Findings suggest the need for early establishment of tuberculosis services, especially in displaced populations from high-burden areas and for continued innovation and prioritisation of tuberculosis control in crisis settings.

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