African migrants bring untreatable form of TB to Europe

January 13, 2018 MJA 14

Voice of Europe: Experts of the University of Zurich, in Switzerland, discovered a “multidrug-resistant” form of tuberculosis in eight refugees who came from the Horn of Africa. In a new official report the Swiss laboratory mentions several cases from 2016. The head of diagnostics Peter [Read More]

More than one-third of refugees in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis

June 5, 2016 MJA 7

Vermont Watchdog: Data from the Vermont Department of Health show that more than one-third of refugees resettled in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis. Since 2013, about 900 refugees admitted to the Green Mountain State have been tested for tuberculosis, a potentially fatal infectious disease affecting the lungs. Of that number, 318 refugees, [Read More]