Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers
Identifying Persons From High-Risk Countries
- Local epidemiologic profiles are the most useful resource to identify countries of highest risk. Health care providers should base testing and treatment decisions on local immigration patterns and epidemiology.
- In 2011, approximately 62% of TB cases in the United States occurred in foreign-born individuals.
- The majority of U.S. cases among foreign-born individuals are in people from 7 countries (Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, India, China, Haiti, and Guatemala).
- For a list of high burden countries and profiles of these countries, see the Stop TB Partnership website.
- Note that the ranking of countries changes yearly.