Tuberculosis acquired in laboratories and necropsy rooms.

@article{Collins1999TuberculosisAI,
  title={Tuberculosis acquired in laboratories and necropsy rooms.},
  author={Christopher H Collins and John M. Grange},
  journal={Communicable disease and public health},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={161-7}
}
The resurgence of tuberculosis, and the increasing number of cases that are HIV-related and/or multidrug resistant, has renewed interest in the occupational hazards posed by tuberculosis to staff in laboratories and necropsy rooms. A search undertaken using Medline and Pre-Medline identified few comprehensive reviews: the last was published in 1982. Staff may acquire pulmonary infection by inhalation of aerosols and skin lesions through cuts and abrasions. Particular hazards for laboratory… CONTINUE READING