Tuberculosis disease (TD) is caused by the activation of latent TB infection (LTBI). LTBI is noninfectious and asymptomatic but can be treated to reduce the probability of progression to disease. With over 15 million persons in the United States infected with LTBI, prioritizing high risk groups for LTBI testing and treatment is essential to feasibly and cost effectively controlling the spread of TB. This dissertation comprises three essays that will help policymakers decide who, how and why to test and treat for LTBI.
Yeats, Jessica, Controlling Tuberculosis Among High Risk Populations in Los Angeles: Three Essays. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015. https://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/RGSD356.html.
Yeats, Jessica, Controlling Tuberculosis Among High Risk Populations in Los Angeles: Three Essays, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, RGSD-356, 2015. As of January 12, 2022: https://www.rand.org/pubs/rgs_dissertations/RGSD356.html