Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 31st, 2006
"It is still not well determined whether healthcare workers (HCWs) in developing countries-where background tuberculosis (TB) prevalence in the general population is high-have a higher risk of TB than other occupations." Investigators examined "the risk of TB among HCWs in an area where TB prevalence is high."
"A cohort of 3959 HCWs at Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand, was observed from 1988 to 2002. The overall TB incidence rate was 188 per 100,000 person-years (py), with specific incidence rates of 77, 48 and...
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