Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 2nd, 1998
The outbreak, investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), occurred at a large urban hospital and may have involved four newborns, one mother, and three healthcare workers.
"The transmission in the nursery demonstrates that the possibility of exposure to unrecognized active tuberculosis in nursery and hospital personnel is always present," Beth Nivin and colleagues wrote ("A Continuing Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, with Transmission in a Hospital Nursery,"...
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