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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  

The Status of TB Prevention and Control Measures in Large City and County Jails in the U.S.

Executive Summary

Increase Staff Training

Although most jail systems provided some staff training on TB, half reported gaps in training.

Specific Recommendation

  • Provide periodic training to all health and security staff and program administrators. Regular training for clinic staff who perform TST screening is also important owing to staff turnover.


  • Train staff in collaboration with the local public health TB program.

 


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb

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