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Volume 11, Number 5—May 2005

Incident Tuberculosis among Recent US Immigrants and Exogenous Reinfection

Ted Cohen*†Comments to Author  and Megan Murray*†‡
Author affiliations: *Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; ‡Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Table 1

Estimated incidence of tuberculosis among newest immigrants and disease incidence and infection prevalence in the countries of origin

Country Annual TB incidence in home
country (7), cases/100,000 [rank] TB incidence in first year after arrival
in United States, cases/100,000 [rank] % of population with latent
infection in home country (7)
China 113 [5] 130 [6] 36
Haiti 385 [1] 330 [2] 54
India 187 [4] 290 [4] 44
Philippines 314 [2] 520 [1] 47
South Korea 87 [6] 150 [5] 36
Vietnam 189 [3] 310 [3] 44

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