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Document ID (ISN)64968
CIS number 95-1519
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peerbooms P.G.H., van Doornum G.J.J., van Deutekom H., Coutinho R.A., van Soolingen D.
Title Laboratory-acquired tuberculosis
Bibliographic information 20 May 1995, Vol.345, No.8960, p.1311-1312. 4 ref.
Abstract Brief reports are presented of two cases of occupationally-acquired tuberculosis in technicians working in the myobacterial room of a laboratory in the Netherlands. Following the infections, safety regulations were reviewed and action taken to ensure compliance with safety guidelines. In particular, all equipment not needed for myobacterial cultures was removed from the room and entrance was restricted to staff working in the myobacterial department.
Descriptors (primary) Netherlands; infection control; tuberculosis; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases