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Abstract

We report preventive measures adopted after tuberculosis (TB) transmission from a nurse to a newborn assessed in late July 2011. All exposed neonates born between January and July 2011 were clinically evaluated and tested by QuantiFERON TB gold in-tube; newborns testing positive were referred for prophylaxis. Of 1,340 newborns, 118 (9%) tested positive and no other active cases of TB were found. Active surveillance for TB will be continued over the next three years for all those exposed.

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2011-10-06
2017-11-23
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/ese.16.40.19984-en
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