Increased Incidence of Tuberculosis in Zimbabwe, in Association with Food Insecurity, and Economic Collapse: An Ecological Analysis

by Stephen J. Burke, Elliot Lass, Paul Thistle et al.
PLoS ONE 9(2): e83387 (5 February 2014)

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Zimbabwe underwent a socioeconomic crisis and resultant increase in food insecurity in 2008-9. This study suggests that an epidemic of TB mirrored socioeconomic collapse and recovery in Zimbabwe. The seasonal data suggests that food security may have been associated with TB incidence both annually and during the crisis in this high HIV prevalence country.

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