[Continued problems with tuberculosis among Danes and Greenlanders in Denmark and the need for reinforced control--a systematic review]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Oct 29;174(44):2696-701.
[Article in Danish]

Abstract

Active transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mt) continues at surprisingly high rates in Denmark. The transmission is particularly observed in specific high risk segments of the population with social problems such as homelessness, alcohol, and/or drug abuse. The patients are infected with the "Danish Cluster 2" Mt outbreak strain, and the transmission is attributed to delayed diagnosis. This situation demands increased focus on early tuberculosis diagnosis, control of transmission, and improved actions calls for prioritising the prevention and control of tuberculosis politically and economically.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders / complications
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Communicable Disease Control* / organization & administration
  • Communicable Disease Control* / standards
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Greenland / ethnology
  • Homeless Persons
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis* / diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis* / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis* / transmission