Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in Syrian refugees to Canada.

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Summary of "Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection in Syrian refugees to Canada."

Canada has accepted more than 25,000 Syrian refugees fearing persecution in their homeland. Canadian guidelines recommend screening recent refugees from high incidence countries for tuberculosis (TB) and latent TB infection (LTBI). The prevalence of TB in this population is unknown. A refugee clinic in Edmonton presented a unique opportunity to estimate prevalence of TB and LTBI in Syrian refugees arriving in Canada.


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Name: Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
ISSN: 1920-7476
Pages: 8-14


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