Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening migrants for active tuberculosis and latent tuberculous infection.

@article{Zenner2017EffectivenessAC,
  title={Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening migrants for active tuberculosis and latent tuberculous infection.},
  author={Dominik Zenner and Hooman Hafezi and Jessica L Potter and Susanna Capone and Alberto Matteelli},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2017},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={
          965-976
        }
}
With the advent of the World Health Organization End TB strategy, there has been renewed interest in screening for active tuberculosis (TB), and particularly latent tuberculous infection (LTBI). In low-incidence countries, a high proportion of TB cases are notified among migrants, which often occurs due to LTBI reactivation. We aimed to review the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening migrants for active TB LTBI to inform and support the TB elimination strategy in low-incidence… CONTINUE READING
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