Migrant tuberculosis: the extent of transmission in a low burden country

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Zaza Kamper-Jørgensen, Aase Bengaard Andersen, Axel Kok-Jensen, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Peter Henrik Andersen, Vibeke Ostergaard Thomsen, Troels Lillebaek

Human migration caused by political unrest, wars and poverty is a major topic in international health. Infectious diseases like tuberculosis follow their host, with potential impact on both the migrants and the population in the recipient countries. In this study, we evaluate Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission between the national population and migrants in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Article number60
JournalB M C Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Number of pages8
ISSN1471-2334
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cluster Analysis, DNA Transposable Elements, Denmark, Disease Transmission, Infectious, Female, Genotype, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Molecular Epidemiology, Molecular Typing, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length, Transients and Migrants, Tuberculosis

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