Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 9th, 2006
Study 1: Tuberculin skin testing is useful for infection control.
Researchers in the United States and Brazil conducted a study "to assess the occupational risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) in participating hospitals."
Virginia R. Roth at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and collaborators explained, "In phase one of this longitudinal study, a cross-sectional survey documented baseline tuberculin skin test (TST) positivity rates. In phase two, TST conversion rates were evaluated in participants with an initial negative...
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