Getting to Zero New Tuberculosis Infections: Insights From the National Institutes of Health/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Workshop on Research Needs for Halting Tuberculosis Transmission

Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 216, Issue suppl_6  1 October 2017
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Towards Zero New TB Infections: Research Needs for Halting TB Transmission
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Getting to Zero New Tuberculosis Infections: Insights From the National Institutes of Health/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Workshop on Research Needs for Halting Tuberculosis Transmission
N Sarita Shah; Peter Kim; Bavesh Davandra Kana; Roxana Rustomjee
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 216, Issue suppl_6, 3 November 2017, Pages S627–S628, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jix311
Extract
Tuberculosis caused an estimated 1.4 million deaths in 2015 and now ranks as the leading infectious disease cause of mortality in the world [1]. An additional 1.7 billion people are currently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and are at risk of developing active tuberculosis disease. The challenge to eliminate tuberculosis has never been more relevant and urgent. Unfortunately, efforts to bring this global epidemic under control have been hampered by inadequate understanding of the epidemiology, biology, and effective interventions that directly address tuberculosis transmission. Identifying the key drivers of transmission and…