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Research Article

Tuberculosis Incidence in Prisons: A Systematic Review

  • Iacopo Baussano mail,

    i.baussano06@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Cancer Epidemiology Unit, UPO “A.Avogadro” and CPO-Piemonte, Novara, Italy, Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Brian G. Williams,

    Affiliation: Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Paul Nunn,

    Affiliation: Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Marta Beggiato,

    Affiliation: Cancer Epidemiology Unit, UPO “A.Avogadro” and CPO-Piemonte, Novara, Italy

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  • Ugo Fedeli,

    Affiliation: SER, Epidemiological Department, Veneto Region, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

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  • Fabio Scano

    Affiliation: Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: December 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000381

About the Authors

Iacopo Baussano, Marta Beggiato
Cancer Epidemiology Unit, UPO “A.Avogadro” and CPO-Piemonte, Novara, Italy
Iacopo Baussano
Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Brian G. Williams, Paul Nunn, Fabio Scano
Stop TB Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Ugo Fedeli
SER, Epidemiological Department, Veneto Region, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: i.baussano06@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: IB BGW PN MB UF FS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: IB BGW PN MB UF FS. Designed the experiments/the study: IB BGW UF FS. Analyzed the data: IB MB FS. Collected data/did experiments for the study: IB MB UF. Wrote the first draft of the paper: IB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: IB BGW PN MB UF FS. Developed and supervised the area of work for the WHO policy on TB infection control, for which this paper formed one of the systematic reviews: PN.