ERIC Number: EJ631490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Tuberculosis among Children in Alaska.
Gessner, Bradford D.
Family Health Dataline, v3 n2 Mar-Apr 1997
The incidence of tuberculosis among Alaskan children under 15 was more than twice the national rate, with Alaska Native children showing a much higher incidence. Children with household exposure to adults with active tuberculosis had a high risk of infection. About 22 percent of pediatric tuberculosis cases were identified through school screening. Timely identification of infectious adults is crucial. (TD)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Children, Communicable Diseases, Disease Incidence, Public Health, School Health Services, Screening Tests
For full text: http://health.hss.state.ak.us/dph/mcfh/dataline/1997/marprl97.htm.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska