Prevalence and risk factors for latent tuberculosis infection among health care workers in Georgia.

@article{Mirtskhulava2008PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for latent tuberculosis infection among health care workers in Georgia.},
  author={Veriko Mirtskhulava and Russell Ryan Kempker and Karen L. Shields and Michael K. Leonard and Tergiz Tsertsvadze and Carlos Del Rio and Archil Salakaia and Henry M Blumberg},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={513-9}
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Georgia, but few TB infection control measures have been implemented in health care facilities. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and risk factors for latent TB infection (LTBI) among Georgian health care workers (HCWs) using two diagnostic tests, the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In Tube test (QFT-3G), an interferon-gamma release assay. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted between June and… CONTINUE READING