Nosocomial pulmonary tuberculosis contact investigation in a neonatal intensive care unit

  • Fisher K
  • Guaran R
  • Stack J
 et al. 
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Abstract

The diagnosis of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis in a medical officer working in a metropolitan Australian neonatal intensive care unit led to a contact investigation involving 125 neonates, 165 relatives, and 122 healthcare workers with varying degrees of exposure. There was no evidence of nosocomial tuberculosis transmission from the index case. © 2013 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • article
  • disease transmission
  • female
  • follow up
  • health care personnel
  • hospital infection
  • human
  • incidence
  • infant
  • infection risk
  • isoniazid
  • lung tuberculosis
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • maternal care
  • newborn
  • newborn intensive care
  • thorax radiography

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Authors

  • K E Fisher

  • R Guaran

  • J Stack

  • S Simpson

  • W Krause

  • D Karen

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