Charles L. Bennett, MD, PhD; Jennie B. Hounshell, BA; Joan S. Chmiel, PhD
Bennett C., Hounshell J., Chmiel J.; Hospital Measures for Prevention of Tuberculosis Transmission in U.S. Cities with and without Previous Nosocomial Tuberculosis Outbreaks. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-6-200009190-00030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(6):486.
TO THE EDITOR:
Tuberculosis resurgence in the United States has followed public health funding cuts, the start of the AIDS epidemic, and increased immigration. In the 1980s, HIV and tuberculosis markedly affected New York, Chicago, and Miami after outbreaks of nosocomial multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among HIV-infected persons. By 1996, most HIV-experienced hospitals had isolation rooms and high-efficiency particulate air filters, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1). Nonetheless, tuberculin skin test conversions increased at HIV-experienced hospitals that had low tuberculosis caseloads and decreased at HIV-experienced hospitals that had high tuberculosis caseloads (2). We evaluated whether having had an outbreak of nosocomial multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a city was associated with better tuberculosis management.
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