In the summer of 1991, four inmates from prison A in Upstate New York died of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.
To determine the extent of resistant tuberculosis at prison A and transmission patterns, the authors interviewed staff and reviewed medical records and inmate movement histories.
Contact investigation results were examined to determine tuberculin skin test conversions and to estimate risk of infection and disease for inmates who were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Eight HIV-positive inmates and one HIV-negative guard, who was immunocompromised with cancer, had multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Eight died, a median of 28 days after the first culture-positive specimen was collected.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Résistance multiple, Antituberculeux, Homme, Foyer infectieux, Milieu carcéral, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Transmission
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Multiple resistance, Antituberculous agent, Human, Infectious focus, Carceral environment, New York, United States, North America, America, Transmission
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Cote : 94-0622891
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 09/06/1995.