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Prevalence of Tuberculin Reactivity Among Healthcare Workers from a Mexican Hospital

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Abstract:

The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) infection in healthcare workers (HCWs) is completely unknown in Mexico. To evaluate the frequency of TB infection in our hospital, we performed a prevalence study of tuberculin reactivity among a random sample of asymptomatic HCWs. Our results showed an extremely high prevalence of PPD reactivity (70%) among 175 HCWs, probably related to the high incidence of active TB in the general population and to the absence of preventive programs.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 1994

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