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Title: Tuberculosis outbreak in a grammar school, Serbia, 2016
Authors: Ilic, Milena
Murat-Spahić D.
Spahic M.
Spahic O.
Ilic, Irena
Tiodorović B.
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: © 2018 Istituto Superiore di Sanita. All Rights Reserved. Serbia has a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB), with a decreasing trend in the last decade. The purpose of this manuscript is to describe an outbreak of TB infection that occurred in 2016 among students of a grammar school in Novi Pazar. A 17-year-old girl, third-grade student of a grammar school (the index case), was diagnosed with smear-positive tuberculosis. Contact investigation was conducted, including chest X-ray examinations of over 1100 persons. After the index case was detected, a total of 16 (10 pulmonary and 6 extrapulmonary) tuberculosis patients were newly diagnosed during 2016. Among 11 culture positive cases, MIRU-VNTR method revealed that all Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were identical. Diagnostic delay contributed to the transmission of infection.
Type: article
DOI: 10.4415/ANN_19_01_10
ISSN: 0021-2571
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85064246956
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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