Tuberculosis and Perception of Risk: A Comparison of Native Born and Foreign Born Persons in the United States
While migration is not a new phenomenon, the nature of migration has changed over time in volume and composition, and these changes have global implications. In addition to the economic impacts created by mass movements of people, there are tremendous health impacts. Gushulak and MacPherson (2006a: 250) note, “migration and travel, by creating a functional global village in terms of health, increase the opportunities for disease and illness to present beyond the boundaries and historical epidemiological patterns.” This paper will explore the health implications of changes in mobility patterns with the goal of understanding both the real and perceived risk of contracting tuberculosis.
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