Tuberculosis exposure among evacuees at a shelter after earthquake, Japan, 2011

Hajime Kanamori, Noboru Aso, Satoko Tadano, Miyoko Saito, Hiroo Saito, Bine Uchiyama, Noriomi Ishibashi, Shinya Inomata, Shiro Endo, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Masumitsu Hatta, Mitsuhiro Yamada, Yoshiaki Gu, Koichi Tokuda, Hisakazu Yano, Hiroyuki Kunishima, Yoichi Hirakata, Takao Saijyo, Miho Kitagawa, Mitsuo Kaku

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Abstract

Tuberculosis was diagnosed in a person who had stayed in a shelter after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. A contact investigation showed that the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among other evacuees at the shelter was 20%. Our report underscores the importance of tuberculosis prevention and control after natural disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-801
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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