Protecting Our Front-liners: Occupational Tuberculosis Prevention Through Infection Control Strategies.

@article{Verkuijl2016ProtectingOF,
  title={Protecting Our Front-liners: Occupational Tuberculosis Prevention Through Infection Control Strategies.},
  author={Sabine Verkuijl and K. van Middelkoop},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={62 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          S231-7
        }
}
Healthcare workers (HCWs) in low- and middle-income countries with high tuberculosis prevalence are at increased risk of tuberculosis infection; however, tuberculosis infection control (TBIC) measures are often poorly implemented. The World Health Organization recommends 4 levels of TBIC: managerial (establishment and oversight of TBIC policies), administrative controls (reducing HCWs' exposure to tuberculosis), environmental controls (reducing the concentration of infectious respiratory… CONTINUE READING

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