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U.S. Children Born To Immigrants Have Higher Risk Of TB Infection

Medscape: Tuberculosis: U.S.-Born Children of Immigrants at High Risk
“Children born in the United States are six times more likely to have tuberculosis (TB) if at least one parent was born abroad, according to a study published online February 10 in Pediatrics. The finding prompted an accompanying editorial calling for the United States to help reduce TB infections in poorer countries…” (Harrison, 2/10).

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