A train passenger with pulmonary tuberculosis: evidence of limited transmission during travel.

@article{Moore1999ATP,
  title={A train passenger with pulmonary tuberculosis: evidence of limited transmission during travel.},
  author={Matthew R. Moore and Sarah E Valway and W W Ihle and Ida M. Onorato},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={52-6}
}
In January 1996, smear- and culture-positive tuberculosis (TB) was diagnosed for a 22-year-old black man after he had traveled on two U.S. passenger trains (29.1 hours) and a bus (5.5 hours) over 2 days. To determine if transmission had occurred, passengers and crew were notified of the potential exposure and instructed to undergo a tuberculin skin test (TST). Of the 240 persons who completed screening, 4 (2%) had a documented TST conversion (increase in induration of > or = 10 mm between… CONTINUE READING

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