Risk of Tuberculosis Infection and Disease for Health Care Workers: An Updated Meta-Analysis
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JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
AbstractTuberculosis (TB) remains a major challenge to global health. Healthcare workers (HCWs) appear to be at increased risk of TB compared with the general population, despite efforts to scale up infection control and reduce nosocomial TB transmission. This review aims to provide an updated estimate of the occupational risk of latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB among HCWs compared with the general population.
PublisherOxford University Press