Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 23rd, 1998
A study presented in the American Journal of Public Health found that of 3,352 inmates screened in the San Francisco County Jail, 553 (16.5 percent) reported a prior positive skin test and 330 (26.9 percent) of 1,229 tests placed and read were positive. Of those with positive tests, 151 (45.8 percent) began six to 12 months of TB treatment with isoniazid. Most of the inmates were foreign-born Hispanics (80.8 percent).
Ninety-three (61.6 percent) inmates were released before completion of...
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