Tuberculosis infection control – an essential priority

Control of healthcare TB transmission is an essential element of practice – protecting staff and other patients is paramount. Patients receiving drug therapy for drug susceptible TB are at increased risk for acquisition of MDR or XDR TB.

WHO policy on TB infection control in health-care facilities, congregate settings and households. Extensive resource that lays out the requirements at national, structural and local levels.  CDC (USA) – excellent overview of infection control measures based on WHO document.

The F-A-S-T strategy is the focus of PNG efforts –  see TB infection control Goroka Sept 2014 Ferguson.  FAST manual : FAST May 2013 Booklet

GHDonline  – TB infection control subgroup provides an excellent moderated international discussion panel with many practical resource documents.

About mdjkf

Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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