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November 2019

Is ACF effective for high-prevalence settings?: Outcomes from the Vietnam Cluster RCT 20148

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Marks et al. performed a cluster-randomized, controlled trial in a province in Vietnam, to compared the effectiveness of ACF and PCF for reducing the prevalence of tuberculosis. Prevalence for persons 15 years of age or older reduced in both arms but there was a greater reduction in the intervention arm. Intriguingly, there was no significant difference in  prevalence of tuberculosis infection in children aged 5 at the end of the trial. This trial makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate on whether ACF is an effective tool for decreasing TB prevalence and transmission.

PAPER: Community-wide Screening for Tuberculosis in a High-Prevalence Setting [Click here for paper]

PRESENTER: Madeleine Clarkson, Alexandra Richards , Kiesha Prem

Chair: Richard White

DATE: Wednesday 27th November, 2019

TIME: 17.15

VENUE: LG24 (Lower ground), LSHTM, Keppel Street

 

December 2019

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