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. 2015 Dec;46(6):1838-9.
doi: 10.1183/13993003.01179-2015.

Numbers Needed to Treat to Prevent Tuberculosis

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Numbers Needed to Treat to Prevent Tuberculosis

Alberto Matteelli et al. Eur Respir J. .
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Continued research is crucial to reach elimination targets, which will be unattainable unless new tools are developed http://ow.ly/TFYNi

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Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Projected trend in the decline of global tuberculosis incidence, from 110 cases per 100 000 in 2015 to 10 cases per 100 000 or less by 2035. Reproduced from [3] with permission from the publisher.

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