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Title: High tuberculosis burden among people living with HIV in southern Mozambique
Author: García-Basteiro, Alberto L.
López-Varela, Elisa
Respeito, Durval
González, Raquel
Naniche, Denise
Manhica, Ivan
Macete, Eusébio
Cobelens, Frank
Alonso, Pedro
Keywords: Tuberculosi
VIH (Virus)
HIV (Viruses)
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2015
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important public health concern, and a leading cause of disease and death worldwide. Mozambique is one of the few high TB burden countries where TB figures have not improved in recent years, with an estimated TB incidence in 2013 of 552 cases per 100 000 population [1]. With 58% of all notified TB cases being HIV-positive, Mozambique also has one of the highest TB/HIV co-infection rates. Published data on the burden of TB or HIV disease in the country are scarce, and improving epidemiological surveillance has been identified as an urgent step to improve TB control [2].
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It is part of: The European Respiratory Journal, 2015, vol. 45, num. 2, p. 547-549
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ISSN: 0903-1936
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