Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S.

March 20, 2014 6:15 PM

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Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S.

Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Physicians overseas picked up more than 1,100 cases in prospective immigrants and refugees prior to their arrival in the U.S. The cases include 14 people with multidrug-resistant TB, the CDC says.

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