Published Online First in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

40, a screening strategy for immigrants Misses most imported cases of latent infection and unlikely the the spread of the diseaseUK tuberculosis screening for new immigrants lacking most imported cases of latent infection. The study, published Online First in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, also shows that a screening program allows the identification of the vast majority of immigrants could be implemented inexpensively with latent tuberculosis, significantly reducing future cases of active tuberculosis. The study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

The analysis showed that 20 percent of recent immigrants from the Indian subcontinent and almost 30 percent from sub-Saharan Africa are carriers of latent TB. The current national screening policy, the immigrants from the Indian subcontinent excludes – 70 percent of imported latent tuberculosis.About ASPENASPEN in all issues relevant in the area of clinical nutrition in and metabolism involved and promoting the rapid diffusion out of knowledge and its application in the area of eating. The organization encourages experimental and clinical research, promotes high ethical standards for of the practice and the inquiry and promotes contact between researchers and clinicians in related fields.