The neglected burden of tuberculosis disease among health workers: a decade-long cohort study in South Africa

@inproceedings{OHara2017TheNB,
  title={The neglected burden of tuberculosis disease among health workers: a decade-long cohort study in South Africa},
  author={Lyndsay Michelle O’Hara and Annalee Yassi and Muzimkhulu Zungu and Molebogeng Malotle and Elizabeth Ann Bryce and Stephen J. Barker and Lincoln Darwin and J. Mark FitzGerald},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Health workers (HWs) in resource-limited settings are at high-risk of exposure to tuberculosis (TB) at work. The aim of this study was to estimate the rate of TB disease among HWs in the Free State Province of South Africa between 2002 and 2012 and to compare demographic and clinical characteristics between HWs and the general population with TB. This study also explores the effect of occupational variables on risk of TB among HWs. METHODS Probabilistic record linkage was utilized… CONTINUE READING
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