Tuberculosis among the foreign-born in Canada

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2003 Jan 15;29(2):10-6.
[Article in English, French]


Increasingly, reducing the burden of TB disease in Canada will depend on controlling the disease in foreign-born people. The foreign-born have a greatly elevated risk of TB disease within the first 2 years after arrival, but the risk of developing TB is still present for many years afterwards. Drug resistant TB is seen predominantly in this population but has not yet become a problem in Canada.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Canada / epidemiology
  • Data Collection
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tuberculosis / ethnology*