Dealing With Threat of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Background Information for Interpreting the Andrew Speaker and Related Cases

Sampathkumar, Priya
July 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2007, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p799
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) and the risks of acquiring infection from air travel. Factors which contribute in increasing cases of TB include increases of immigration of persons from countries where the disease is common and transmission of multidrug resistant. Transmission of the disease on aircraft occurs to people close to a contagious passenger for a long time. Isolation and quarantine are intended to control exposure to infections.


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