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Title: The distribution of tuberculin reaction among children at school entry in Madaba, Jordan
Authors: Hussein, Seif El Din S.
Yaccub, Alim A.H.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: The present study reports the results of a tuberculin test survey of a representative sample of BCG unvaccinated children at school entry age in the Madaba district in Jordan in 1991-92. Preschool household contacts of positive schoolchildren and a 5% random sample of negative schoolchildren were also screened by the same test. Three out of the 746 children screened by the initial school survey were found to be positive giving a prevalence rate of 0.4%. The overall prevalence rate of infection among preschool contacts was found to be 10.1% [28.6% among the contacts of the positive schoolchildren compared to 8.1% among contacts of the negative children]
Description: 135-140
Keywords: Tuberculosis
Child, Preschool
Subject: Tuberculin Test
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119017
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0201/emhj_1996_2_1_135_140.pdf
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