Why internationally adopted children should be screened for tuberculosis

Long, Richard; Boffa, Jody
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p172
Academic Journal
The author discusses the importance of systematic screening for tuberculosis of the internationally adopted children in Canada. The author remarks that because pediatric tuberculosis is important medically and indicative of a public health problem, screening of international adoptees for tuberculosis is imperative in the country because most often these children comes from resource-poor countries where infectious diseases such as tuberculosis are common.


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