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Possible Solutions

Tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks are likely to occur in healthcare facilities, correctional institutions, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and residential care facilities for AIDS patients.

There are numerous solutions to reduce or eliminate the risks of contracting tuberculosis (TB) including the implementation of an effective control program. Solutions that may be helpful in preventing TB are early identification, isolation, and treatment of people with TB, the use of engineering and administrative procedures, and the use of respiratory protection.

The following references aid in implementing controls associated with TB in the workplace.

  • Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis among Homeless Persons. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 41(RR-5);001, (April 17, 1992). Contains a section on training and educating public and private healthcare providers in prevention and control of the disease.
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