We report preventive measures adopted after tuberculosis (TB) transmission from a nurse to a newborn assessed in late July 2011. All exposed neonates born between January and July 2011 were clinically evaluated and tested by QuantiFERON TB gold in-tube; newborns testing positive were referred for prophylaxis. Of 1,340 newborns, 118 (9%) tested positive and no other active cases of TB were found. Active surveillance for TB will be continued over the next three years for all those exposed.
|Journal||Euro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 6 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health