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Open Access Drug-resistant tuberculosis diagnosis since Xpert® MTB/RIF introduction in Papua New Guinea, 2012–2017

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Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Xpert® MTB/RIF; drug susceptibility testing; multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Central Public Health Laboratory, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) 2: Central Public Health Laboratory, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Health and HIV Implementation Services Provider, Port Moresby, PNG 3: Queensland Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory at Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4: Papua New Guinea National TB Programme, Port Moresby, PNG 5: Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 6: Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 7: Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 8: School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, PNG

Publication date: September 21, 2019

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