Tuberculosis Exposure among Evacuees at a Shelter after Earthquake, Japan, 2011
Published Date:May 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(5):799-801.
Aged, 80 And Over
Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:Tuberculosis was diagnosed in a person who had stayed in a shelter after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. A contact investigation showed that the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among other evacuees at the shelter was 20%. Our report underscores the importance of tuberculosis prevention and control after natural disasters.
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