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International Journal of Microbiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 9058109, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9058109
Research Article

Performance of the WHO 2011 TB Symptom Screening Algorithm for Pulmonary TB Diagnosis among HIV-Infected Patients in Gondar University Referral Hospital, Ethiopia

Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

Received 24 February 2016; Revised 6 September 2016; Accepted 23 November 2016

Academic Editor: Hugh W. Morgan

Copyright © 2016 Martha Alemayehu Menberu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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