Accession Number:

ADA551562

Title:

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of TST Conversion Risk in Deployed Military and Long-Term Civilian Travelers

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD DIV OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROSCIENCE

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Transmission of tuberculosis TB during travel is a significant potential infectious disease threat to travelers. However, there is uncertainty in the travel medicine community regarding the evidence base for both estimates of risk for latent TB infection LTBI in long-term travelers and for information regarding which travelers may benefit from pre- or post-travel TB screening. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk for tuberculin skin test TST conversion, used as a surrogate for L TBI, in long-term travelers from low- to high-risk countries.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE