Knowledge and practice of tuberculosis infection control among health professionals in Northwest Ethiopia; 2011

@inproceedings{Temesgen2014KnowledgeAP,
  title={Knowledge and practice of tuberculosis infection control among health professionals in Northwest Ethiopia; 2011},
  author={Chanie Temesgen and Meaza Demissie},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, making the risk of infection transmission high in these countries. Despite high prevalence of TB and expected high probability of nosocomial transmission in Ethiopia, a rapid assessment done in 2008 revealed that most health facilities in Ethiopia do not use tuberculosis infection control (TBIC) practices. Patients and providers are therefore at risk of exposure to TB, especially at high case load facilities. The purpose of… CONTINUE READING
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