Tuberculosis: 3. Epidemiology of the disease in Canada

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Abstract

The case

An 8-year-old grade 3 student comes to her family physician's office with her mother because the school has asked that she be tested for tuberculosis. The testing will be done at the school, but the mother wants to know if it is really necessary. The child is well and has no symptoms of tuberculosis. She was born in the Philippines, and the family immigrated to Canada 2 years previously.

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