TABLE 1

Asylum seekers screened for tuberculosis (TB) in Ter Apel, the Netherlands, in 2012–2014

Indicators per year2012201320142015#
Asylum seekers screened786912 35724 62729 473
Persons with abnormal chest radiography and follow-up  examinations (% of all entrants)218 (2.8)214 (1.7)359 (1.5)555 (1.8)
 Structured questionnaire218214359555
 Additional chest radiography4922125156
 Sputum examination15813666122
 Tuberculin skin test17101921
TB cases diagnosed (% of follow-up examinations)9 (4.1)8 (3.7)16 (4.5)22 (4.0)
TB prevalence rate of entry screening per 100 000140656575
 Pulmonary TB (% culture positive)7 (100)6 (100)11 (91)19 (95)
 Sputum or bronchial lavage smear positive22410
 Extrapulmonary TB (% culture positive)2 (50)2 (50)5 (60)+3 (67)
 Multidrug-resistant TB2112
  • Data are presented as n unless otherwise stated. #: up to September 30; : auramine-stained microscopy, direct PCR and liquid culture; +: two cases of primary hilar TB in children without bacteriological examinations.