TUBERCULOSIS: Contagion and Confinement
The plight of a non-English speaking Laotian immigrant who languished for ten months in a Fresno jail, detained without a hearing for failing to take her tuberculosis medicine, puts the spotlight once again on tuberculosis control policies. The advent of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) has upped the ante for public health officials and illuminated the tensions between public health and civil liberties. In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker looks at the war against tuberculosis and checks out the collateral damage to civil liberties.
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