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Recent immigrantyouth have multiple health needs that need to be adapted to the context of migration. School health services provide a systematic health check to allyoung immigrants starting school in Geneva, including a tuberculin skin test if coming from a middle or high incidence country. Positive tests are confirmed with Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) and if indicated, offered treatment of latent tuberculosis even in the absence of clear guidelines. Collective and individual benefits outweigh the difficult logistics: reducing risk of reactivation of latent tuberculosis for populations living in promiscuity, effective collaboration between primary care and school health services to answer the needs of these underserved youth.

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Anne Meynard, Eva Pfarrwaller, Claire-Anne Wyler Lazarevic. Tuberculosis screening in school health services in Geneva, Switzerland]. Revue médicale suisse. 2016 Jun 8;12(522):1125-8

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PMID: 27451510

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