Childhood tuberculosis in Vienna between 2010 and 2016

Published on Aug 1, 2019in Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift1.17
· DOI :10.1007/s00508-019-1510-9
Max Unterweger1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Medical University of Vienna),
Florian Götzinger1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 5 AuthorsThomas Frischer35
Estimated H-index: 35
Background Tuberculosis (TB) has become a rare disease in developed countries. Austria is a low incidence country for TB with an incidence rate of 7.2/100,000 in 2016. The incidence of TB has shown a constant decline in Austria from 2008 (9.8/100,000) to 2015 (6.7/100,000) but recently stagnated in 2016 (7.2/100,000). In recent years migration to Austria from countries with high TB incidence rates has increased. Therefore, this study aimed to describe the recent epidemiology of childhood TB in Vienna.
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