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Hidden Reservoir: An Outbreak of Tuberculosis in Hospital Employees with No Patient Contact

  • Riley Hazard (a1), Kyle B. Enfield (a2) (a3), Darla J. Low (a3), Eve T. Giannetta (a3) and Costi D. Sifri (a4) (a3)...


We describe an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in the food preparation area of a hospital, which demonstrates that employees in healthcare settings may serve as potential risks for spread of TB even if they have no direct patient contact.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:1111–1113


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Address correspondence to Kyle Enfield, MD, MS, Hospital Epidemiology, University of Virginia Health System, P.O. Box 800473, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0473 (


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