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Controlling TB in correctional facilities
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    National Center for Prevention Services (U.S.), Division of Tuberculosis Elimination. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
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    Introduction: Purpose. Overview of current recommendations. Transmission of M. tuberculosis. Pathogensis. Epidemiology of TB in correctional facilities. Definitions -- Screening: Screening procedures. Diagnosis of TB disease. Reporting cases identified through screening -- Containment: Infection control. Contact investigation. Treatment. Preventive therapy -- Assessment: General guidelines. Evaluation of possible transmission problems. Role of the correctional facility. Role of the health department -- Endnotes -- Appendices: Case studies. Screening algorithms. Treatment tables. Information systems. NCCHC contact information.

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