New diagnostic tests for tuberculosis in southern countries: from theory to practice in Southern countries
AffiliationEpicentre, Médecins-Sans-Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland
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JournalRevue des Maladies Respiratoires
AbstractTuberculosis (TB) is responsible of 1.7 millions of deaths per year worldwide. In high burden countries sputum smear-microscopy diagnoses only half of the cases of pulmonary TB. It is unlikely that a new test will replace smear-microscopy in peripheral services in the short term.