Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 482

Full Length Research Paper

Factors associated with sputum conversion in a multinational population of tuberculosis patients

Humberto Guanche Garcell
  • Humberto Guanche Garcell
  • Infection Control Department, the Cuban Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Dukhan, Qatar.
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Ariadna Villanueva Arias
  • Ariadna Villanueva Arias
  • Infection Control Department, the Cuban Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Dukhan, Qatar.
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Francisco Gutierrez Garcia
  • Francisco Gutierrez Garcia
  • Hospital Epidemiology Department, Hosp. Joaquín Albarrán, La Habana, Cuba.
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Victor E. Ramirez Zen0n
  • Victor E. Ramirez Zen0n
  • Infection Control Department, the Cuban Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Dukhan, Qatar.
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Ramon N Alfonso Serrano
  • Ramon N Alfonso Serrano
  • Medical Administration Department, the Cuban Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Dukhan, Qatar.
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  •  Received: 16 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 03 April 2018
  •  Published: 31 May 2018

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