Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 16th, 1995
The emergency department is a potentially high-risk area for the transmission of tuberculosis. In 1994 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for health-care settings which emphasized early recognition of persons with TB, immediate initiation of acid-fast bacillus (AFB) isolation precautions for persons suspected of having TB, and initiation of effective antituberculosis therapy for TB...
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