Differences in contributing factors to tuberculosis incidence in U.S. -born and foreign-born persons.

@article{Chin1998DifferencesIC,
  title={Differences in contributing factors to tuberculosis incidence in U.S. -born and foreign-born persons.},
  author={DanielP. Chin and Kathryn Deriemer and Peter M. Small and Antonio De le{\'o}n and Roswithe Steinhart and Gisela F. Schecter and Charles L Daley and Andrew R. Moss and Enrique A Paz and Robert M. Jasmer and C B Agasino and P. Hopewell},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 6},
  pages={
          1797-803
        }
}
To determine the factors contributing to tuberculosis incidence in the U.S.-born and foreign-born populations in San Francisco, California, and to assess the effectiveness of tuberculosis control efforts in these populations, we performed a population-based molecular epidemiologic study using 367 patients with strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis recently introduced into the city. IS6110-based and PGRS-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analyses were performed on M… CONTINUE READING
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