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Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Migrating Population

  • Yun-xia Wang
  • Mei-juan Zhang
  • Juan-juan Zhang
  • Qing-fang Wu
  • Li-ai Peng
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Abstract

Along with increasing mobility of populations, TB in migrating population is one of the main reasons for aggravating epidemics of TB. TB in migrating population is more serious than that in common people, with more factors influencing its epidemics and more challenging detection and management. The migrating population with TB is characterized by high mobility, low socioeconomic status, poor living conditions in areas with heavy TB burden, insufficient knowledge about health, poor accessibility of health-care service, and prolonged delay for diagnosis and treatment of TB. The morbidity and mortality of TB in migrating populations are higher than those in urban residents and the migrating population is the high-risk population of TB. TB in migrating population constitutes a great challenge to prevention and control of TB.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yun-xia Wang
    • 1
  • Mei-juan Zhang
    • 1
  • Juan-juan Zhang
    • 1
  • Qing-fang Wu
    • 2
  • Li-ai Peng
    • 1
  1. 1.Baoan Chronic Diseases Prevent and Cure HospitalShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease ControlShenzhenChina

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