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Critical Care: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous |

Impact of Active TB Case Finding in a Population Resident in an Area of Northern Italy

Alessandro Mastinu, MDS; Tiziana Stobbione, PhD; Daniela Rivetti, MD; Maurizio Oddone, MDS; Michela Terreno, MDS; Piercarlo Giamesio, MDS
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ASL AT Asti, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):279A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.292
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SESSION TITLE: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous

SESSION TYPE: Global Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Historically, human migration had a significant impact on the spread of tuberculosis (TB). Since the late 1980s, trans-mediterranean migration has reached an unprecedent entity in term of displaced persons and deep impact on social, cultural and health context in countries target of migrations. For exemple in Italy arrived, in only the first half of 2015, about 66,462 foreigners. This led to a necessary re-adaptation of the migrants monitoring and active case finding of tuberculosis systems in the immigrant population to preventing the disease spread in resident population. In the Piedmont region in the same period were 3584 migrants distributed in eight provinces. In our territorial local health organization of Asti (which has a catchment area of about 214,000 people), the hosted migrants are currently 607.

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