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Counting the costs: A review of two tuberculosis mass contact screening investigations

Cait Lonie, Michael Levy, Michael Frommer

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Cait Lonie

Michael Levy

Michael Frommer

Abstract

Methods to control the spread of tuberculosis include effective treatment of active cases and screening for infection. Mass screening of the community with annual chest x-rays was a major component of the Australian Tuberculosis Campaign between 1948 and 1976.