Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 26th, 1995
"Frightening numbers of immigrants are falling ill in a new country with an old disease: tuberculosis," said a recent report in The Province, published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In British Columbia, 95 percent of multidrug-resistant TB occurs in immigrants, some of whom lack health coverage, the report said.
Treating the new, virulent strains can cost the healthcare system $500,000 and require hospitalizations as long as a full year, according to provincial health officials.
"The drug-resistant type of...
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