A Study of the Prevelance of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tubercilosis Disease in Medical Students in the Pre-Clinical and Clinical Years at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

Magaret Matthews, Saloshni Naidoo

Abstract


The study aims to measure the effect of coccupational exposure to TB on our undergraduate medical students.  It will establish the current prevalence of LTBI and TB in three cohorts and compare these groups.  It willfurther descibe and compare factors associated with latent tuberculous infection and active tuberculosis in the groups.