Worldwide Effects of Coronavirus Disease Pandemic on Tuberculosis Services, January-April 2020

Giovanni Battista Migliori, Pei Min Thong, Onno Akkerman, Jan-Willem Alffenaar, Fernando Álvarez-Navascués, Mourtala Mohamed Assao-Neino, Pascale Valérie Bernard, Joshua Sorba Biala, François-Xavier Blanc, Elena M Bogorodskaya, Sergey Borisov, Danilo Buonsenso, Marianne Calnan, Paola Francesca Castellotti, Rosella Centis, Jeremiah Muhwa Chakaya, Jin-Gun Cho, Luigi Ruffo Codecasa, Lia D'Ambrosio, Justin DenholmMartin Enwerem, Maurizio Ferrarese, Tatiana Galvão, Marta García-Clemente, José-María García-García, Gina Gualano, José Antonio Gullón-Blanco, Sandra Inwentarz, Giuseppe Ippolito, Heinke Kunst, Andrei Maryandyshev, Mario Melazzini, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello, Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Patrick Bung Njungfiyini, Domingo Juan Palmero, Fabrizio Palmieri, Pavilio Piccioni, Alberto Piubello, Adrian Rendon, Josefina Sabriá, Matteo Saporiti, Paola Scognamiglio, Samridhi Sharma, Denise Rossato Silva, Mahamadou Bassirou Souleymane, Antonio Spanevello, Eva Tabernero, Marina Tadolini, Michel Eke Tchangou, Alice Boi Yatta Thornton, Simon Tiberi, Zarir F Udwadia, Giovanni Sotgiu, Catherine Wei Min Ong, Delia Goletti

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease has disrupted tuberculosis services globally. Data from 33 centers in 16 countries on 5 continents showed that attendance at tuberculosis centers was lower during the first 4 months of the pandemic in 2020 than for the same period in 2019. Resources are needed to ensure tuberculosis care continuity during the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2709-2712
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2020

Keywords

  • Betacoronavirus
  • Continuity of Patient Care/trends
  • Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology
  • Facilities and Services Utilization/trends
  • Global Health/trends
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis/epidemiology

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