Tuberculosis and immigration

Br J Hosp Med. 1996 Sep;56(5):209-12.


Immigration has altered the epidemiology and clinical pattern of tuberculosis in the UK. Clinical awareness needs to be high because of a 25-fold increased incidence in immigrant subgroups. Drug resistance is also increased. New immigrants should be screened for tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • BCG Vaccine
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Mass Screening
  • Population Surveillance
  • Tuberculosis / ethnology*
  • Tuberculosis / prevention & control*
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology


  • BCG Vaccine