|Document ID (ISN)||102771|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Seidler A., Nienhaus A., Diel R.
||The transmission of tuberculosis in the light of new molecular biological approaches
||Feb. 2004, Vol.61, No.2, p.96-102. 71 ref.
||This review briefly summarizes the recent achievements in tuberculosis epidemiology associated with the introduction of molecular methods, and considers the implications of these methods for the understanding of occupational tuberculosis transmission. Special attention is paid to the relative contribution of recently-transmitted tuberculosis, risk factors for recent transmission and the occurrence and frequency of exogenous re-infection. It is concluded that there is a need for occupational epidemiological studies that combine the methods of classical epidemiology with those of molecular epidemiology.
||tuberculosis; DNA; risk factors; epidemiology; contagion
||occupational diseases; description of technique; individual susceptibility; infectious diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases