Tuberculosis epidemic among hospital personnel.

  title={Tuberculosis epidemic among hospital personnel.},
  author={Charles E Haley and Robert C McDonald and Ljubomir Rossi and Willie D. Jones and Robert W. Haley and James Luby},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={10 5},
Six employees of the emergency department at Parkland Memorial Hospital developed active tuberculosis in 1983-1984. Five of the cases occurred four to 12 months after exposure to the index case, a patient with severe cavitary tuberculosis seen in the emergency department in April 1983. One resident physician developed cavitary disease after exposure to this patient. An additional employee case may have resulted from transmission from one of the initial employee cases. One immunocompromised… CONTINUE READING

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