Latent Tuberculosis and Active Tuberculosis Disease Rates among the Homeless, New York, New York, USA, 1992–2006
Published Date:Jul 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(7):1109-1111.
Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Long-term Tuberculosis Disease
New York City
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:We conducted a retrospective study to examine trends in latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and TB disease rates among homeless persons in shelters in New York, NY, 1992-2006. Although TB case rates fell from 1,502/100,000 population to 0, a 31% LTBI rate in 2006 shows the value of identifying and treating TB in the homeless.
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