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Screening for tuberculosis in an urban shelter for homeless in Switzerland: a prospective study

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Published in BMC Infectious Diseases. 2017, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 347
Abstract Whereas high risk groups such as asylum seekers are systematically screened for active tuberculosis (TB) upon entry in Switzerland, this strategy does not apply to homeless persons despite a reported high risk. Geneva health and social authorities implemented an intersectoral project to screen for active TB in homeless persons. We aimed to assess acceptability of this program and prevalence of active TB in this group.
Keywords AdultFalse Negative ReactionsFemaleHomeless Persons/statistics & numerical dataHumansMaleMass ScreeningPatient Acceptance of Health Care/statistics & numerical dataProspective StudiesPublic HousingRisk FactorsSwitzerlandTuberculosis/diagnosis/epidemiology
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JANSSENS, Jean-Paul et al. Screening for tuberculosis in an urban shelter for homeless in Switzerland: a prospective study. In: BMC Infectious Diseases, 2017, vol. 17, n° 1, p. 347. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:102440

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