Tuberculosis in prison inmates in Southern Brazil: investigating the epidemiological and operational indicators

Caroline Busatto, Julia Mespaque, Pauline Schwarzbold, Camilo Darsie de Souza, Carla Adriane Jarczewski, Rodrigo Dalke Meucci, Jason Andrews, Julio Croda, Pedro Eduardo Almeida da Silva, Ivy Bastos Ramis & Lia Gonçalves Possuelo
ABSTRACT Background: Tuberculosis is a worldwide public health problem and is more prevalent in specific populations, such as prisoners. The aim of this study was to analyze the epidemiological and operational indicators of tuberculosis in prisoners in a southern region of Brazil. Methods: This was a descriptive, observational study, utilizing secondary data from the Notifiable Diseases Information System on tuberculosis cases diagnosed in prisoners in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, from...
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