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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.

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