Health departments in all 53 reporting areas in the Unites States were asked to submit the case definition they used for tuberculosis surveillance.
Sixteen areas used the 1990 case definition ; two area sent 1977 guidelines ; and 34 areas sent other definitions.
Case reports sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1992 were analyzed ; 4% of cases did not meet the 1990 definition.
Tuberculosis case reporting criteria are not uniformly applied in the United States.
CDC, in collaboration with state and local health officials, is evaluating the current definition and will implement uniform national criteria for tuberculosis surveillance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Surveillance sanitaire, Homme, Définition, Diagnostic, Critère, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Porto Rico, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Déclaration maladie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Sanitary surveillance, Human, Definition, Diagnosis, Criterion, United States, North America, America, Puerto Rico, West Indies, Central America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0273307
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199608.