• Study finds some household contacts resistant to TB infection

    8 days ago - By Healio

    A study conducted in eight countries with a middle or high burden of tuberculosis found that at least 10% of household contacts can be classified as resistant to TB infection, including those with high exposure.
    “We know from decades of TB household contact studies and public health work that some contacts remain negative on tests for TB infection, even after prolonged exposure,” Davit Baliashvili, a PhD student at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and N. Sarita Shah, MD, an associate professor there, told Healio.
    “This intriguing observation raised the
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