extratuberculosis - Weakened by poor nutrition and ill...

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tuberculosis/DS00372 Where you work or live Health care work. Regular contact with people who are ill increases your chances of exposure to TB bacteria. Wearing a mask and frequent hand-washing greatly reduce your risk. Living or working in a residential care facility. People who live or work in prisons, immigration centers or nursing homes are all at risk of tuberculosis. That's because the risk of the disease is higher anywhere there is overcrowding and poor ventilation. Living in a refugee camp or shelter.
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Unformatted text preview: Weakened by poor nutrition and ill health and living in crowded, unsanitary conditions, refugees are at especially high risk of tuberculosis infection. http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/tuberculosis “In the US, there were over 11,000 reported cases of TB in 2009. This represents a rate of about 3.8 cases per 100,000 persons, the lowest recorded since reporting began in 1953. There was resurgence in new cases in the early 1990s, but the rate of TB infections has been steadily declining since then.”...
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