Preventing nosocomial Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in international settings

Authors
Citation
Sw. Hong, Preventing nosocomial Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in international settings, EM INFECT D, 7(2), 2001, pp. 245-248
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease
Journal title
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
1080-6040 → ACNP
Volume
7
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
245 - 248
Database
ISI
SICI code
1080-6040(200103/04)7:2<245:PNMTTI>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Tuberculosis (TB) is a worldwide disease, and nosocomial transmission is kn own to occur. Authoritative preventive guidelines such as the one developed by the Centers for Disease Control have been published, but the expenses f or implementing them can be prohibitive. Each country needs to develop its own protocol to prevent nosocomial transmission of TB. This article describ es the key elements of a protocol undertaken for all public hospitals in Ho ng Kong, where TB is endemic.