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Global Health
April 17, 2018

WHO Issues New Guidelines for LTBI

JAMA. 2018;319(15):1539. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3344

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued updated and consolidated guidelines for people with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) that aims to expand testing and improve treatment. The WHO simultaneously released a mobile application to support systematic monitoring and evaluation of patients with LTBI that can be adapted to meet country-specific contexts, such as national surveillance systems.