Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 12, Number 7—July 2006

Tuberculosis Outbreak in Marijuana Users, Seattle, Washington, 2004

John E. Oeltmann*Comments to Author , Eyal Oren†, Maryam B. Haddad*, Linda K. Lake†, Theresa A. Harrington*, Kashef Ijaz*, and Masahiro Narita†‡
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Public Health–Seattle and King County Tuberculosis Control Program, Seattle, Washington, USA; ‡University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Main Article

Table 1

Tuberculosis outbreak patient and disease characteristics, N = 11

Characteristic n
East African origin 10
Foreign birth 8
Male 9
Incarceration history 11
Recent victim of assault 7
Illicit drug use 11
Hotboxing 11
Unemployed 11
Pulmonary disease 11
Cavitary 7
Culture-confirmed 11
Sputum smear-positive for acid-fast bacilli 8
Symptomatic at diagnosis 9
HIV infection* 1

*Unknown for 1 patient.

Main Article

Page created: December 16, 2011
Page updated: December 16, 2011
Page reviewed: December 16, 2011
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.