Pilot study to detect airborne Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure in a South African public healthcare facility outpatient clinic.


BACKGROUND Airborne transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains an occupational health hazard, particularly in crowded and resource-limited healthcare settings. AIM To quantify airborne M. tuberculosis in a busy outpatient clinic in Gauteng, South Africa. METHODS Stationary air samples and samples from healthcare workers (HCWs) were collected in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2014.11.013


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