Journal of
Infectious Diseases and Immunity

  • Abbreviation: J. Infect. Dis. Immun.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2375
  • DOI: 10.5897/JIDI
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 82

Full Length Research Paper

Treatment defaulter rate and associated factors among tuberculosis patients on follow up attending justh tuberculosis clinic

Ebissa Bayana Kebede
  • Ebissa Bayana Kebede
  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
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Melaku Sambi
  • Melaku Sambi
  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Jimma, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 03 August 2016
  •  Accepted: 16 November 2016
  •  Published: 31 July 2017


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