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Tuberculosis Among Immigrants

Although most industrialized countries have relatively low prevalence rates of tuberculosis (TB), an increasing proportion of cases in many of these countries occur among foreign-born persons. This chapter will describe the epidemiology of TB among persons migrating from high-prevalence countries to those with lower prevalence and will highlight some approaches the low-prevalence countries have proposed and used to decrease TB among their foreign-born populations.