Doubling of the tuberculosis incidence in Greenland over an 8-year period (1990–1997)
Abstract:CONCLUSION: There was a dramatic increase in TB cases in Greenland from 1990 to 1997. The increase is due to micro-epidemics in small isolated settlements, and affects primarily young adults and children. RFLP analysis confirms this observation and indicates confined, local transmission. In this context RFLP is not useful as the only parameter for monitoring recent transmission.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen 2: Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark 3: Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland 4: Department of Mycobacteriology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
Publication date: March 1, 2001
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