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Screening programmes for tuberculosis in new entrants across Europe.
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PMID:  15305488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Screening foreign-born groups with high rates of tuberculosis may help to ensure that they can benefit from early treatment and minimise onward transmission. In January 2003, we surveyed new entrant screening programmes in Europe. Of the 26 countries from whom a response was received, 13 (50%) conducted no specific tuberculosis screening. Of 13 countries with programmes, none conducted pre-entry screening, three conducted screening at ports of entry, and nine screened in other centres. All 13 principally screened refugees. All programmes used chest X-rays as a screening tool, but no two countries took the same specific clinical approach.
R J Coker; A Bell; R Pitman; A Hayward; J Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1027-3719     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-12     Completed Date:  2004-09-23     Revised Date:  2006-06-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706389     Medline TA:  Int J Tuberc Lung Dis     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1022-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Europe / epidemiology
Mass Screening / organization & administration*
Transients and Migrants*
Tuberculosis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology

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