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NCJ Number: 134779 Find in a Library
Title: Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional Facilities: A Guide for Health Care Workers
Corporate Author: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides clear, accurate information to health care staff on the prevention and control of tuberculosis (TB) in correctional facilities.
Abstract: TB has made a comeback after a decline in the number of cases since 1953; it is accompanying the epidemic of HIV infection. TB cases occur overall at least three times more often in correctional facilities than in the general adult population. Conditions that facilitate the spread of TB are common in correctional facilities; many are old structures with inadequate ventilation systems. Problems with overcrowding are compounded by the mobility of inmates within and between facilities. This guide first discusses the nature of TB infection, how it is spread, and the connection between TB and HIV infection. Regarding TB control in correctional facilities, the guide advises that every correctional facility should appoint one staff member as TB control officer to oversee TB control and prevention efforts. An effective TB control program in a correctional facility should consist of surveillance, containment, and assessment activities. Guidelines are delineated for the design and implementation of each of these aspects of a TB control program. 14 suggested readings, a protocol for risk assessment for HIV testing in persons with TB infection or disease, a sample confidential tuberculosis summary record, and 7 references
Main Term(s): Communicable diseases
Index Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training; Inmate health care
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