Kathleen S. Moser

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The epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States is changing as the incidence of disease becomes more concentrated in foreign-born persons. Mycobacterium bovis appears to be contributing substantially to the TB incidence in some binational communities with ties to Mexico. We conducted a retrospective analysis of TB case surveillance data from the(More)
Because there is little routine tuberculosis (TB) screening in Mexico, the prevalence of latent TB infection (LTBI) is unknown. In the context of an increasing HIV epidemic in Tijuana, Mexico, understanding prevalence of LTBI to anticipate emergence of increased LTBI reactivation is critical. Therefore, we recruited injection drug users, noninjection drug(More)
This manual is designed to help health care staff learn how to accurately complete the RVCT. Included are the instructions for how to complete each item on the RVCT and exercises that will help you apply the instructions to lifelike situations. CDC would also like to thank all of the state and local health departments whose staff participated in the field(More)
Converging factors contribute to elevated tuberculosis (TB) incidence and complicate case management in the U.S. states bordering Mexico. These factors include a) Mexico's higher TB rate; b) low socioeconomic status and limited access to health care in the border area; c) frequent border crossings and travel in the United States for employment, commerce,(More)
This manual includes the instructions for how to complete each item on the RVCT. It can be used as a reference guide when completing the RVCT. The exercises from the RVCT Self-Study Modules that are used to practice completing the RVCT are not included in this manual. CDC would also like to thank all of the state and local health departments whose staff(More)
Resettled refugees often arrive in their host country with little knowledge of nutrition or available food choices. We explored nutrition-related issues of recent refugee arrivals to San Diego County-the second largest California resettlement site. In-depth interviews (n = 40) were conducted with refugees, health care practitioners, and refugee service(More)
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