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Document ID (ISN)66221
CIS number 96-155
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Markowitz S.B.
Title Epidemiology of tuberculosis among health care workers
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.4, p.589-608. 53 ref.
Internet access 96-0155.pdf [in English]
Abstract Factors such as poor environmental, hygienic, and infection controls responsible for the excessive conversion rates found among health care workers in numerous studies are explored. The role of outbreak investigations, surveillance studies, and current epidemiologic studies in efforts to control the hazard of airborne tuberculosis in the workplace are reviewed.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; pathogenesis; health services; pulmonary tuberculosis
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; risk factors; epidemiologic study; probability analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases