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NCJ Number: 149466 Find in a Library
Title: TB and Prisons: The Facts for Inmates and Officers
Corporate Author: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
National Prison Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Washington, DC 20005
Sale Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
National Prison Project
915 15th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet discusses tuberculosis (TB) in the context of its prevalence within prisons.
Abstract: The pamphlet describes the TB infection, methods of transmission and the relationship between TB and HIV/AIDS, and ways to protect against TB infection. Other topics covered here include symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Multiple-drug- resistant TB has appeared frequently in prisons, jails, and hospitals; it cannot be cured through the use of ordinary antibiotics, but requires longer and more expensive treatment. The pamphlet stresses the need for persons suspecting they have TB to seek medical care immediately and, if diagnosed, to take all the medication for the prescribed amount of time.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Inmate health; Tuberculosis
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