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Detection of Latent TB among Migrant Farmworkers

One-third of the world’s population is infected with latent TB (LTBI). Along the Mexico-Arizona border, LTBI is diagnosed using the tuberculin skin test (TST). Cross reactive responses due to BCG vaccination or environmental mycobacteria can lead to false positive results, leading to unnecessary follow-up. New methods of detection more specific than TST have been developed, such as Quantiferon TB gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT). Our objective is to demonstrate utility and feasibility of the QFT-GIT test to detect LTBI among border populations.

Refugee Primary Care Work Group

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library and Colleges of : Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy; Pima County Health Department; Pima County Public Libraries; International Rescue Committee of Tucson, Center for Well Being; Refugee Focus; Arizona Dept. of Health Services, Office of Refugee Health; University Health Plans; Urgent Care Associates of Tucson; El Rio Community Health Center; Marana Healthcare; Tucson Family Advocacy Center (College of Medicine); and more

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