Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

Project Duration: June 12, 2012 to February 28, 2017

Federally and provincially, Canada is committed to reducing the rates of tuberculosis (TB) over the next decade. In BC, innovative molecular epidemiology techniques have been used to reconstruct person-to-person rates of transmission in large outbreaks. This project examines the hypothesis that high risk infectious individuals moving between urban centers and remote populations are responsible for the majority of endemic transmission. These data will inform the provincial TB control programs, policy discussion and decision by engaging primary knowledge users at different jurisdictional levels.

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