The epidemiology of tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in the United States, 1986 to 1993.

@article{McKenna1995TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in the United States, 1986 to 1993.},
  author={Matthew T. McKenna and Eugene McCray and Ida M. Onorato},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={332 16},
  pages={1071-6}
}
BACKGROUND One third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and in the developed countries immigration is a major force that sustains the incidence of tuberculosis. We studied the effects of immigration on the epidemiology of tuberculosis and its recent resurgence in the United States. METHODS We analyzed data from the national tuberculosis reporting system of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1986 reports of tuberculosis have included the… CONTINUE READING

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