Tuberculosis in kindergarten and primary school, Italy, 2008-2009

Antonietta Filia, Giuseppe Ciarrocchi, Rossana BelfiGlio, Monaldo Caferri, Antonino Bella, Claudio Piersimoni, Daniela Cirillo, Gualtiero Grilli, Cristina Mancini, Donato Greco

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Abstract

An outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in Italy involved 19 schoolchildren with active TB and 43 with latent infection. The source of the outbreak was a school assistant born in Italy who had a family history of TB. This outbreak highlights the need for maintaining clinical and public health expertise in countries with low TB incidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-516
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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