Tuberculosis outbreak in a primary school, Milan, Italy

Marino Faccini, Luigi Ruffo Codecasa, Giorgio Ciconali, Serafina Cammarata, Catia Rosanna Borriello, Costanza De Gioia, Alessandro Za, Andrea Filippo Marino, Valentina Vighi, Maurizio Ferrarese, Giovanni Gesu, Ester Mazzola, Silvana Castaldi

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Investigation of an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in a primary school in Milan, Italy, found 15 schoolchildren had active TB disease and 173 had latent TB infection. TB was also identified in 2 homeless men near the school. Diagnostic delay, particularly in the index case-patient, contributed to the transmission of infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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    Faccini, M., Codecasa, L. R., Ciconali, G., Cammarata, S., Borriello, C. R., De Gioia, C., Za, A., Marino, A. F., Vighi, V., Ferrarese, M., Gesu, G., Mazzola, E., & Castaldi, S. (2013). Tuberculosis outbreak in a primary school, Milan, Italy. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(3), 485-487.