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Triage Strategies to Minimize TB Infection in Resource-Limited Settings

Added on 29 Mar 2011

Authors: By Shivani Kaul; Reviewed by Sophie G. Beauvais and Edward Nardell, MD

Most institutional guidelines on TB transmission control focus on the known or suspected TB case already on therapy, but it has long been known that the greater risk in hospitals is from unsuspected, untreated case. […] Administrative controls are often said to be the least expensive and most effective interventions. (Nardell E., Dharmadhikari A. 2010)

In this discussion, members confer about useful interventions, especially triage strategies, to prevent the transmission of TB indoors and in congregate settings with few resources, such as makeshift TB-HIV clinics in local churches in sub-Saharan Africa.

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