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Nosocomial Pulmonary Tuberculosis Contact Investigation in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Kate E. Fisher (a1), Robert Guaran (a2), Jacqueline Stack (a2), Sheila Simpson (a3), William Krause (a3), Karen D. For (a3), Emina Ryan (a4), Stephen Conaty (a5), Kirsty Hope (a5), David Isaacs (a6), Paul Chay (a7), John Eastwood (a1) and Guy B. Marks (a3) (a8)...


The diagnosis of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis in a medical officer working in a metropolitan Australian neonatal intensive care unit led to a contact investigation involving 125 neonates, 165 relatives, and 122 healthcare workers with varying degrees of exposure. There was no evidence of nosocomial tuberculosis transmission from the index case.


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Department of Community Paediatrics, Hugh Jardine Building, Liverpool Hospital, Locked Bag 7008, Liverpool BC NSW 1871, Australia (


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