Detention and the Evolving Threat of Tuberculosis: Evidence, Ethics, and Law

  title={Detention and the Evolving Threat of Tuberculosis: Evidence, Ethics, and Law},
  author={Richard J. Coker and Marian Wells Thomas and Karen Lock and Robyn Martin},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  pages={609 - 615}
The issue of detention as a tuberculosis control measure has resurfaced following the prolonged detention of a patient with an extensively drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis in a prison cell in Arizona, and the attempted detention in Italy and subsequent detention in Atlanta, Georgia of an American sufferer thought to have XDR-TB in May 2007. These cases have reignited the debate over the evidence that supports detention policy in the control of tuberculosis, and its associated legal and… 

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