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Controlling TB In Correctional Institutions (1995)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Purpose
Overview of Current Recommendations
Transmission of M. tuberculosis
Pathogenesis
Epidemiology of TB in Correctional Facilities
Definitions

Screening

Screening Procedures
Diagnosis of TB Disease
Reporting Cases Identified Through Screening

Containment

Infection Control
Contact Investigation
Treatment
Preventive Therapy

Assessment

General Guidelines
Evaluation of Possible Transmission Problems
Role of the Correctional Facility
Role of the Health Department

Endnotes

Appendices

  1. Case Studies
  2. Screening Algorithms
  3. Treatment Tables
  4. Information Systems
  5. NCCHC Contact Information
Abbreviations used in this document.

Please refer to the electronic PDF version and/or the original paper copy for the graphics, figures, and tables.

 


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