After the identification of five suspected cases of tuberculosis (TB) in a Nassau County (New York) jail during a 3-week period, an epidemiologic investigation was begun to document the number of cases of TB infection and disease associated with the jail, the characteristics of current or former inmates with TB disease, and the factors contributing to TB transmission in the jail.
The county TB register was matched against the inmate files of the jail.
Medical records from hospitals, the health department, and the jail were then reviewed.
All inmates in the jail were skin tested during a mass screening.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon, Epidémiologie, Homme, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Milieu carcéral, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Lung, Epidemiology, Human, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Carceral environment, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0141704
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.