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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

Use of Transnational Services to Prevent Treatment Interruption in Tuberculosis-Infected Persons Who Leave the United States

Cynthia A. TschamplComments to Author , Deborah W. Garnick, Edward Zuroweste, Moaven Razavi, and Donald S. Shepard
Author affiliations: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA (C.A. Tschampl, D.W. Garnick, M. Razavi, D.S. Shepard); Migrant Clinicians Network, Austin, Texas, USA (E. Zuroweste)

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Table 4

Estimated number of persons with tuberculosis referred for transnational care–continuity services to prevent treatment interruption due to voluntary or involuntary departure from the United States, 2008–2012

Variable Total no. estimated cases among study population* No. cases managed by CureTB† No. cases managed by Health Network
2008 2,659 90 106
2009 2,430 111 95
2010 2,853 108 109
2011 3,099 111 134
Annual average (% referred)
2,827 (8)
Total incident cases from detained and removed subgroup (% referred)
928 (67)
Annual average for subgroup 186 36 88

*Study population was defined as nonimmigrants, nonrefugees who were born outside of the United States, had active tuberculosis while in the United States, and then left the United States before treatment completion was possible.
†Numbers for 2008 and 2009 were extrapolated by using previously reported data from 2010–2012 (27,28).

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the joint The Union–North America Region and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association meeting, February 24–27, 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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