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Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 408-412

Tuberculosis Control: Evidence and Suggestions for Population-Based Interventions Used in New Zealand

Rahul Srivastava

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Tuberculosis presents a major challenge to global public health. Although, the number of deaths caused by tuberculosis has reduced worldwide, most people are unaware of their latent infection. In recent years, New Zealand has achieved significant reduction in tuberculosis incidence. However, some improved measures are required to completely eradicate the disease from the country. The article enlightens the population-based approach followed to control the tuberculosis infection in New Zealand.

Key words: Latent infection, genotyping, outbreak, sensitivity, specificity.

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