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Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
Volume 2014, Article ID 217969, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/217969
Research Article

Tuberculin Skin Tests versus Interferon-Gamma Release Assays in Tuberculosis Screening among Immigrant Visa Applicants

1Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector, 2800 Century Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
2Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mail Stop E-10, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
3Cho Ray Hospital, 201B Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
4Center for Global Health, CDC, Mail Stop D-68, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
5International Organization for Migration (IOM), 1B Pham Ngoc Thach District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
6International Organization for Migration (IOM), P.O. Box 55040, Westlands, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
7Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, CDC, Mail Stop E-03, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
8Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 3E, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
9Genentech, Inc., 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA

Received 30 September 2013; Accepted 15 January 2014; Published 6 March 2014

Academic Editor: Juraj Ivanyi

Copyright © 2014 Stella O. Chuke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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