Evaluation of a school-based tuberculosis-screening program and associate investigation targeting recently immigrated children in a low-burden country.

@article{Brassard2006EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a school-based tuberculosis-screening program and associate investigation targeting recently immigrated children in a low-burden country.},
  author={Paul Brassard and Colin Steensma and Louise Cadieux and Larry C. Lands},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 2},
  pages={e148-56}
}
CONTEXT In countries with a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB), screening programs targeting recent immigrants from TB-endemic countries have been shown to be effective in further reducing TB incidence; however, evaluative data on some aspects of these programs remain sparse. OBJECTIVE We sought to retrospectively evaluate a school-based screening program targeting children at high risk for TB infection in Montreal, Canada, as well as subsequently investigate family and household associates… CONTINUE READING

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