potentially identifiable pool of kids for whom preventive therapy could reduce their chances of developing disease.
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The unknown gap between the reported number of cases and the true presents a problem for notification-based estimates. The new estimates get around this problem by using a mathematical model developed by ScHARR’s Peter Dodd to indirectly infer the TB incidence in children, starting from estimates of the prevalence of infectious adults in the community.
For other views on the story, several media outlets have picked it up including the BBC.