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Erratum to “Increased Reported Cases of Tuberculosis Among Children Younger Than 5 Years of Age, Maricopa County, Arizona, 2002-2003.” N. S. Shah et al.

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: March 2006 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 193

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2006;25:151–155.

On page 155, there is a printing error in the last paragraph of the Discussion. The paragraph should read:

Because many public health departments are overburdened and understaffed, similar underreporting may be occurring nationwide. Evidence of possible underreporting of pediatric TB cases should be sought in other locations in the United States. Furthermore, as the number of uninsured in the United States continues to grow, with disproportionate effects on Hispanics and recent immigrants, delays in TB diagnosis and M. tuberculosis transmission may become a greater problem. Indeed, the foreign born have represented a majority of TB cases in the United States since 2002.5 As the United States continues toward its goal of TB elimination, improving access to health care and targeted outreach to high-risk populations may increase pediatric and adult source case detection, and reduce M. tuberculosis transmission.

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