Int J Microbiol 2018 6;2018:1306075. Epub 2018 Feb 6.
Gambella Regional Laboratory, Gambella, Ethiopia.
Background: Determining burden of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTb) may be associated with success of directly observed theraphy (DOT) services in high PTb areas, such as Gambella, Ethiopia.
Objective: To assess burden of sputum smear positive SSP-PTb reports in Gambella Regional Hospital, in two consecutive years: mid 2013 to 2015.
Methods: From March 2013 to February 2015, PTb suspected patients' sputum Acid Fast Bacilli test results were collected from laboratory registration book of Gambella Regional Hospital, western Ethiopia. Read More