Overseas screening for tuberculosis in U.S.-bound immigrants and refugees.

@article{Liu2009OverseasSF,
  title={Overseas screening for tuberculosis in U.S.-bound immigrants and refugees.},
  author={Yecai Liu and Michelle S. Weinberg and Luis S. Ortega and John C. Painter and Susan A. Maloney},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={360 23},
  pages={2406-15}
}
BACKGROUND In 2007, a total of 57.8% of the 13,293 new cases of tuberculosis in the United States were diagnosed in foreign-born persons, and the tuberculosis rate among foreign-born persons was 9.8 times as high as that among U.S.-born persons (20.6 vs. 2.1 cases per 100,000 population). Annual arrivals of approximately 400,000 immigrants and 50,000 to 70,000 refugees from overseas are likely to contribute substantially to the tuberculosis burden among foreign-born persons in the United States… CONTINUE READING