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Title:

Compliance with Postexposure Screening and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Saudi Arabia

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Authors:
Hanan H. Balkhy, Thaddeus L. Miller, Saira Ali, Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Karine Kentenyants, Aiman El-Saed, Scott J. N. McNabb
Date posted:
February 01, 2014
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(2):176-181

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Availability:
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Introduction:
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health problem with significant morbidity and mortality. In 2011, there were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB, and 1.4 million people died from TB. Individuals with latent TB infection (LTBI) represent an important source of new cases of active TB. Approximately 5%–10% of those infected will develop active disease, and most will be capable of infecting others. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of LTBI represent an important opportunity to prevent the morbidity and mortality associated with TB.
 
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