[Tuberculosis and immigration: criticality and possible remedial actions].Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2011 Nov-Dec; 67(6):793-804.IS
The conditions of social and environmental degradation of immigrants in the host country cause an increase of tuberculosis disease and infectivity risk. Without an effective vaccine, difficulties in accessing treatment and diagnosis services represent the emergency to face. Present world situation imposes a revision of the guidelines for disease control, looking at the critical aspects, by implementing surveillance systems, with the aim of identifying and treating tuberculosis cases in order to reduce the risk of spreading.