National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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May 4, 2000

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U.S. policy-makers need to intensify the fight against tuberculosis (TB) by finding and treating people with latent infections, and strengthening public health services, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. It recommends screening programs that would target high-risk communities in the United States and intensify the TB testing process for visa applicants from countries where the disease is most widespread.


Speakers:
Morton N. Swartz, Chief, James Jackson Firm of Medical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.