Guide for Primary Health Care Providers: Targeted
Tuberculin Testing and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Identifying Persons from High-Risk Countries
- Local epidemiologic profiles are the most useful resource to
identify countries of highest risk. Health care providers should
base testing and treatment decisions on local immigration patterns
- In 2003, 53% of TB cases in the U.S.
occurred in foreign-born individuals.
- More than 60% of U.S.
cases among foreign-born individuals reported in 2003 were in
people from seven countries (Mexico,
Haiti, and South
Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb
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