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Screening overseas students for tuberculosis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1411
  1. S Sebugwawo,
  2. G H Stewart,
  3. J R Catterall,
  4. M Kirkup,
  5. A V J Butler
  1. Consultant in public health medicine Consultant in communicable disease control Consultant physician Clinical assistant, TB prevention clinic Medical officer in charge, students health service Avon Health, Bristol BS2 8EE

    EDITOR,—As part of our programme to control a recurrence of tuberculosis we examined the implementation of the national policy of screening, at port of entry to the United Kingdom, of students and their dependants from countries where tuberculosis is prevalent. We did this by interviewing students who complied with the local requirement to attend the chest clinic for screening, sending postal questionnaires to non-attenders, and comparing our experience with that of 22 other universities and associated health authorities.

    Questionnaires were completed by the interviewer for 170 …

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