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Title:

Postarrival Tuberculosis Screening of High-Risk Immigrants at a Local Health Department

Authors:
Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Jonathan E. Golub, Patrick Chaulk, Maunank Shah
Date posted:
January 20, 2015
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

Am J Public Health 2015;105(7):1432-1438

Publisher:
American Public Health Association
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2014.302287
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Introduction:
Efforts by local health departments to screen recent immigrants for tuberculosis (TB) are an important component of broader TB control goals. Foreign-born individuals represent a significant source of new cases of active TB reported in the United States. In 2012, the incidence of TB was 11.5 times as great among foreign-born individuals in the United States than it was for individuals born in the United States. It has been estimated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 4 out of 5 active TB cases among foreign-born persons is attributable to reactivation of TB that was likely acquired prior to arrival in the United States.

 

 

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