Risk of latent TB infection in individuals employed in the healthcare sector in Germany: a multicentre prevalence study

@inproceedings{Schablon2010RiskOL,
  title={Risk of latent TB infection in individuals employed in the healthcare sector in Germany: a multicentre prevalence study},
  author={Anja Schablon and Melanie Harling and Roland Diel and Albert Nienhaus},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Healthcare workers are still recognised as a high-risk group for latent TB infection (LTBI). Therefore, the screening of people employed in the healthcare sector for active and LTBI is fundamental to infection control programmes in German hospitals. It was the aim of the study to determine the prevalence and putative risk factors of LTBI. METHODS We tested 2028 employees in the healthcare sector with the QuantiFERON-Gold In-tube (QFT-IT) test between December 2005 and May 2009… CONTINUE READING