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Research Article

Secondary Attack Rate of Tuberculosis in Urban Households in Kampala, Uganda

  • Christopher C. Whalen mail,

    ccwhalen@uga.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sarah Zalwango,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Research Unit, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Allan Chiunda,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • LaShaunda Malone,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Kathleen Eisenach,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

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  • Moses Joloba,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Research Unit, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • W. Henry Boom,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Roy Mugerwa

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Published: February 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016137

About the Authors

Christopher C. Whalen, Allan Chiunda
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Sarah Zalwango, Moses Joloba
Tuberculosis Research Unit, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
LaShaunda Malone, W. Henry Boom
Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Kathleen Eisenach
Department of Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
Roy Mugerwa
Department of Medicine, Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: ccwhalen@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CCW KE MJ WHB RM. Performed the experiments: SZ KE MJ. Analyzed the data: CCW AC LM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KE MJ WHB. Wrote the paper: CCW. Supervised field activities: SZ RM.