Effect of a culture-based screening algorithm on tuberculosis incidence in immigrants and refugees bound for the United States: a population-based cross-sectional study.

@article{Liu2015EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a culture-based screening algorithm on tuberculosis incidence in immigrants and refugees bound for the United States: a population-based cross-sectional study.},
  author={Yecai Liu and Drew L. Posey and Martin S. Cetron and John C. Painter},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={162 6},
  pages={420-8}
}
BACKGROUND Before 2007, immigrants and refugees bound for the United States were screened for tuberculosis (TB) by a smear-based algorithm that could not diagnose smear-negative/culture-positive TB. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented a culture-based algorithm. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of the culture-based algorithm… CONTINUE READING