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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 May;11(5):725-8.

Incident tuberculosis among recent US immigrants and exogenous reinfection.

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Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. tcohen@hsph.harvard.edu

Abstract

Mathematical models and molecular epidemiologic investigation support the argument that exogenous reinfection plays an important role in tuberculosis transmission in high-incidence regions. We offer additional data from tuberculosis cases among recent US immigrants which strengthen the claim that reinfection in areas of intense transmission is common.

PMID:
15890129
PMCID:
PMC3320369
DOI:
10.3201/eid1105.041107
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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