‘Science Speaks’ Examines CDC Report On Foreign-Born Individuals Diagnosed With TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CDC: Domestic TB data shows need to expand screening, testing, treatment reach
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a recent CDC report that says the number of foreign-born individuals diagnosed with TB more than 10 years after their arrival in the U.S. exceeds the number of foreign-born individuals diagnosed within 10 years of their arrival. Barton writes, “The findings … indicate [the need] to make screening and testing for tuberculosis infection and illness routine among people whose risks are higher, and to expand those efforts beyond current public health programs into private practice and community care settings” (3/23).

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