Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 25th, 2002
"Over the past decade, there has been a reduction in the incidence of tuberculosis in New York City and in the United States," according to Elvin Geng and colleagues at Columbia University, the Public Health Research Institute, and the New York City Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Program. "However, the reduction has been confined mainly to U.S.-born persons."
Foreign-born patients who developed tuberculosis in New York often suffered a reactivation of previously acquired disease, and did not...
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