Epidemiology of Tuberculosis
Study of the epidemiology of tuberculosis has been greatly assisted by the availability of a test for infection, the tuberculin test, that enables one to distinguish those who are infected but without disease from those who are uninfected. The principal risk for acquiring infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is breathing. Tuberculosis due to reactivation of latent bacilli is presumed to result from a failure in immune surveillance.
- Epidemiology and immune surveillance
- Epidemiology and Tuberculosis risk factor