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Free Content Tuberculosis prevalence in an urban jail: 1994 and 1998

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CONCLUSION: Screening for TB among jail inmates is an increasingly valuable clinical and epidemiological tool for case-finding and for identifying persons who would benefit from preventive therapy.

Keywords: correctional health care; jails; tuberculosis

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: 1: Department of Community Health Systems, University of California, School of Nursing 2: AIDS Division, Internal Medicine, University of California 3: Jail Health Services, San Francisco City and County Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, USA

Publication date: 2001-05-01

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