Neonatal exposure to active pulmonary tuberculosis in a health care professional

Sen, Mithu; Gregson, Daniel; Lewis, James
May 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/24/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 11, p1453
Academic Journal
NOSOCOMIAL TRANSMISSION OF TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is a recognized risk. Although many outbreaks of TB in health care settings have been reported, there are few cases of nosocomial transmission to neonates. We report our experience in investigating and managing the exposure over 16 days of 124 neonates, 301 visitors and 219 health care workers to a health care worker with active TB in a neonatal intensive care unit. INSET: Timeline for index case.


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