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Document ID (ISN)102771
CIS number 03-1910
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seidler A., Nienhaus A., Diel R.
Title The transmission of tuberculosis in the light of new molecular biological approaches
Bibliographic information Feb. 2004, Vol.61, No.2, p.96-102. 71 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; DNA; risk factors; epidemiology; contagion
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; description of technique; individual susceptibility; infectious diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Bacterial and parasitic diseases