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Protocol for a cluster randomised control trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in recent migrants within primary care: the CATAPuLT trial.
BACKGROUND: The identification and treatment of LTBI is a key component of the WHO's strategy to eliminate TB. Recent migrants from high TB-incidence countries are recognised to be at risk TB reactivation, and many high-income ...
Time to regain lost ground: Tuberculosis in the COVID-19 era.
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2021-06)
Tracking sickness through social networks - the practical use of social network mapping in supporting the management of an E. coli O157 outbreak in a primary school in London.
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-10)
This paper describes the practical use of social network diagrams in the management of an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 (VTEC) in a primary school in London. The diagrams were created during the outbreak to establish ...
The impact of migration on tuberculosis epidemiology and control in high-income countries: a review.
Tuberculosis (TB) causes significant morbidity and mortality in high-income countries with foreign-born individuals bearing a disproportionate burden of the overall TB case burden in these countries. In this review of ...
Treating latent TB in primary care: a survey of enablers and barriers among UK General Practitioners.
BACKGROUND: Treating latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is an important public health intervention. In the UK, LTBI treatment is delivered in secondary care. Treating LTBI in the community would move care closer to home ...
Should young people be paid for getting tested? A national comparative study to evaluate patient financial incentives for chlamydia screening.
BACKGROUND: Patient financial incentives ("incentives") have been widely used to promote chlamydia screening uptake amongst 15-24 year olds in England, but there is scarce evidence of their effectiveness. The objectives ...
Engaging with civil society to improve access to LTBI screening for new migrants in England: a qualitative study.
<sec id="st1"> <title>SETTING</title> The latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) programme in England, UK, offers testing and treatment to new migrants from high tuberculosis incidence countries. However, the rates of LTBI ...
Exploring the effects of BCG vaccination in patients diagnosed with tuberculosis: Observational study using the Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance system.
BACKGROUND: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the most widely-used vaccines worldwide. BCG primarily reduces the progression from infection to disease, however there is evidence that BCG may provide additional ...