Assessing tuberculosis prevalence through population-based surveys
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific. (2007). Assessing tuberculosis prevalence through population-based surveys. Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206962
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