An investigation was conducted to determine whether ongoing transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was occuring in a California state prison.
Prison pharmacy records were used to identify cases of active tuberculosis (TB).
Ten of the 18 cases of active TB treated at the facility during 1991 were diagnosed at the prison that same year (an incidence of 184 per 100 000).
Three inmates were infectious for a total of 7 months while imprisoned.
The prevalence of TB skin test-positivity among inmates was 30%, and the incidence of new infection attributable to incarceration was 5.9 per 100 inmates per year.
Transmission of M. tuberculosis may be occurring in the California prison system.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Transmission homme homme, Milieu carcéral, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Transmission from man to man, Carceral environment, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0363049
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 12/09/1997.