Lancet Infectious Diseases: New conceptual framework for tuberculosis transmission

25 June, 2019

CITATION: New conceptual framework for tuberculosis transmission

Justin T Okano, Sally Blower

Lancet Infectious Diseases Volume 19, issue 6, p578, june 01, 2019

Published:June, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30219-1

A short article about a suggested approach to mapping TB transmission.

Would require filling out this conceptual framework with real and context specific data / information

Https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(19)30219-1/fulltext

'We propose a new conceptual framework that includes mobility for understanding and modelling tuberculosis transmission in sub-Saharan Africa. Our framework includes three transmission pathways: first, resident-to-resident transmission (ie, individuals acquire tuberculosis in their home community from other residents); second, visitor-caused transmission (ie, individuals acquire tuberculosis in their home community from a resident of another community); and third, travel-related transmission (ie, individuals acquire tuberculosis in another community). Within this framework, a country-level epidemic is conceptualised as a series of mobility-linked microepidemics.'

HIFA profile: Sarah Walpole is an infectious diseases specialist trainee with an interest in environmental sustainability, health systems and medical education, based in Newcastle, UK. sarah.walpole AT doctors.org.uk