Tuberculosis-related hospital use among recent immigrants to Canada.

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While the incidence of active tuberculosis (TB) in Canada is among the lowest in the world, the rates of TB among immigrants and Indigenous people remain high. In fact, the majority of new active TB cases are disproportionately found among immigrants. This study profiles TB-related acute care hospitalizations among new immigrants to Canada by selected characteristics.


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Name: Health reports
ISSN: 1209-1367
Pages: 14-28


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