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Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006
Tuberculosis Special Section


Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Military Recruits

Grace Freier*, Allen Wright*, Gregory Nelson*, Eric Brenner†, Sundari Mase‡, Sybil Tasker§, Karen L. Matthews¶, and Bruce K. Bohnker¶Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Naval Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA; †South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC, USA; ‡California Department of Health, Sacramento, California, USA; §National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; ¶Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit-2, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Table 1

Close contact tuberculin skin test (TST) reactor rates by exposure location

Total Old reactors TST New reactor Reactor rate (%)
Recruit training platoon only 67 1 65 4 6.15
Recruit processing units only 53 1 48 5 10.04
Multiple exposures 38 30 4 13.33
All close contacts 158 2 143 13 9.09

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