'Do no harm'? HCWs need vigilance on TB

June 2007
Hospital Employee Health;Jun2007, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p63
The article focuses on the need for health care workers to respond to the exposure to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in the U.S. According to the author, workers are aware that few people with tuberculosis progress to active disease. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that workers do not have the risk factors for progression to disease that serve as the basis for recommendations for targeted testing and treatment to LTBI.


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