Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008
Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Outbreak among US-bound Hmong Refugees, Thailand, 2005
|Date||Medical history||Physical examination||TST||Sputum smear||Culture||Drug-susceptibility testing|
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|Apr–Jun 2004||Yes||Yes||No||Yes, for those >15 years of age||No||Yes, if CXR indicated possible TB||Yes, if sputum-smear positive for AFB||No|
|Jul 2004–Jan 2005||Yes||Yes||No||Yes, for those >15 years of age||No||Yes, if CXR indicated possible TB||Yes, regardless of sputum-smear status||Yes|
|Feb 2005–Apr 2007||Yes||Yes||Yes, for those 6 mo to 10 y of age||Yes, for those >10 years of age||Yes, for those 6 mo to 10 y of age||Yes, if CXR indicated possible TB||Yes, regardless of sputum-smear status||Yes|
*TST, tuberculin skin test; CXR, chest radiograph; TB, tuberculosis; AFB, acid-fast bacilli.
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