TB risk mainly from overcrowded houses

A wrap-up of media coverage of the research:

TV3: Tuberculosis live and well in New Zealand

Sunday Star TImes: Study shatters TB risk around migrants

Radio New Zealand: Overcrowding increases TB risk – study

Newstalk ZB: Better housing would reduce TB

The research, which is available for download below, was completed by He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme at the University of Otago, Wellington. It was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Professor Baker will be presenting his findings in public lectures this week in Wellington. Visit the events section for more details.

For more information contact:

Associate Professor Michael Baker

Department of Public Health

University of Otago, Wellington

Tel. 04 918 6802

Mob. 021 355 056


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