Compulsory screening of immigrants for TB and HIVBMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7444.897-a (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:897
Screening could detect latent infection
- Ulf R Dahle, scientist ([email protected])
- Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N-0403 Oslo, Norway
EDITOR—The enormous problem of tuberculosis in many parts of the world and the emergence of drug resistant strains are important matters to consider when revising control programmes for tuberculosis. In many countries a high incidence of the disease among immigrants has led to calls for improvements in detecting and treating latent infection.
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