|Document ID (ISN)||72470|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Assessing the relative importance of the components of an occupational tuberculosis control program
||July 1998, Vol.40, No.7, p.648-654. Illus. 12 ref.
||99-465.pdf [in English]
||A quantitative framework for estimating tuberculosis (TB) disease risk is developed and the most important component in reducing TB risk among health care workers is identified. Two important results are described: the rapid identification of tuberculosis disease in presenting patients is the most important element in the overall programme: once TB disease has been identified, the use of highly efficient environmental controls (including respiratory protection) becomes the most important element, especially for procedures such as bronchoscopy and autopsy, which can aerosolize large numbers of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli. Topics: aerosols; autopsy; bronchoscopy; hazard evaluation; health care personnel; hospitals; implementation of control measures; infection control; mathematical models; mycobacterial infections; prophylaxis; respirators; tuberculosis.
||tuberculosis; health care personnel; hospitals; infection control
||mycobacterial infections; aerosols; implementation of control measures; hazard evaluation; bronchoscopy; autopsy; prophylaxis; mathematical models; respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Health care services