Tuberculosis and homelessness in Montreal: a retrospective cohort study

  title={Tuberculosis and homelessness in Montreal: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={Jason Tan de Bibiana and Carmine Rossi and Paul Rivest and Alice A Zwerling and Louise Thibert and Fiona McIntosh and Marcel A. Behr and Dick Menzies and Kevin Schwartzman},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Montreal is Canada's second-largest city, where mean annual tuberculosis (TB) incidence from 1996 to 2007 was 8.9/100,000. The objectives of this study were to describe the epidemiology of TB among homeless persons in Montreal and assess patterns of transmission and sharing of key locations. METHODS We reviewed demographic, clinical, and microbiologic data for all active TB cases reported in Montreal from 1996 to 2007 and identified persons who were homeless in the year prior to TB… CONTINUE READING
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