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Free Content Guidelines for conducting tuberculin skin test surveys in high-prevalence countries [Second edition]

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This Supplement provides an update on guidelines first published in 1996 on conducting a tuberculin skin test survey and analyzing the resulting data. The updated guidelines add experiences gained from community surveys, revisit the proposed sampling strategies, and provide additional information on ethical considerations.
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Affiliations: 1: Department of Tuberculosis, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France; and Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 2: National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India 3: Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 4: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands; and Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam (CINIMA), Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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