Risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in travellers to areas of high tuberculosis endemicity.

@article{Cobelens2000RiskOI,
  title={Risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in travellers to areas of high tuberculosis endemicity.},
  author={Frank Cobelens and Henk van Deutekom and I W E Draayer-Jansen and A C Schepp-Beelen and Paul J.H.J. van Gerven and R P M van Kessel and Marlies E Mensen},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={356 9228},
  pages={461-5}
}
BACKGROUND No data exist on risks of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in travellers. We studied incidences of and risk factors for tuberculin skin-test conversion among Dutch long-term travellers to countries of high tuberculosis endemicity. METHODS In a multicentre, prospective cohort study based in travel and tuberculosis clinics in the Netherlands, 1072 BCG-naive immunocompetent travellers to countries with an estimated annual risk of M. tuberculosis infection of at least 1% were… CONTINUE READING

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