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2013 | 8 | 2 | 283-285
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The incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis among the homeless in north-eastern Poland

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease particularly affecting the poorest socioeconomic groups. One such group in Central Europe are the homeless. We developed a prevention programme that targets, among others, homeless individuals in Warmia and Mazury Province (in the northeast of Poland). We investigated 121 homeless persons. We performed surveys, X-rays and microbiological tests of the sputum for TB. Five cases of pulmonary TB were found. The prevalence of TB in this community was estimated at 4132 per 100,000 (4.13%). Efficient TB control justifies continued prevention programmes aimed at the systematic monitoring of the homeless population.
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8
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2
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283-285
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published
1 - 4 - 2013
online
23 - 1 - 2013
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  • Department of Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Bydgoszcz, Poland
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  • Municipal Centre of Social Assistance, Shelter for the Homeless, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Independent Public Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Unit, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Independent Public Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Unit, Olsztyn, Poland
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_s11536-012-0114-9
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