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Treatment of latent tuberculosis infections in the Darwin region

Rowena Boyd, Vanessa Johnston, Belinda Farmer and Vicki L Krause
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 306-207.

As it is estimated that one-third of the world population have a latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), treatment to prevent active tuberculosis is an essential component of the World Health Organization “End TB Strategy”.1

Rowena Boyd1
Vanessa Johnston1,2
Belinda Farmer1
Vicki L Krause1
1 Centre for Disease Control Department of Health, Darwin, NT
2 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
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