Slide 009 Interventions for Tuberculosis Control and Elimination
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Chemotherapy of clinically manifest tuberculosis reduces an individual's risk of dying from tuberculosis and restores health.  Epidemiologically important is its effect on shortening the duration of transmissibility.  By shortening the duration of an individual's infectiousness, exposure to M. tuberculosis in the community is reduced and as an immediate consequence the incidence of infection is also reduced.  Chemotherapy of tuberculosis is the most powerful weapon for the control of tuberculosis.

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