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Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 398767, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/398767
Research Article

Front-Loading Sputum Microscopy Services: An Opportunity to Optimise Smear-Based Case Detection of Tuberculosis in High Prevalence Countries

1Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
2UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
3TB and Leprosy Control Programme, Southern Region Health Bureau, P.O. Box 149, Awassa, Ethiopia
4Zankli Medical Centre, P.O. Box 7745, Abuja, Nigeria
5Bushullo Major Health Centre, P.O. Box 5, Awassa, Ethiopia
6National Tuberculosis Institute, Sana'a, Yemen
7Microbiology and Parasitology and Health Research Laboratory, Infectious and Tropical Disease Research Centre, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal P.O. Box 10404, Nepal

Received 14 October 2008; Revised 16 January 2009; Accepted 30 January 2009

Academic Editor: Marcel Tanner

Copyright © 2009 Andy Ramsay et al. 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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