Recommendations for the control of tuberculosis transmission in hospitals

Authors

  • Luz Huaroto Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de San Martín de Porres, Lima, Perú. Servicio de Inmunología y Microbiología, Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo. Lima, Perú. Médico Patóloga.
  • Máximo Manuel Espinoza Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico Infectólogo.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2009.263.1389

Keywords:

Cross Infection, Tuberculosis, Infection Control, Health personnel, Peru

Abstract

Nosocomial transmission of tuberculosis (TB) is a current problem in Peru, on the one hand because of the risk for health personal and for inpatients to acquire the infection, and on the other because of the increasing frequency of resistant strains: MDR (multidrug resistant) TB, XDR (extensively drug resistant) TB. factors conditioning transmission of tuberculosis in hospitals are described, as well as recommended control measures, including: 1) administrative control, 2) environmental control, and 3) personal respiratory protection. furthermore, the importance of the Plans of Tuberculosis Infection Control in hospitals is stressed and experience in its implementation in 19 hospital centers in the country is addressed.

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Published

2009-09-30

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Symposium

How to Cite

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Huaroto L, Espinoza MM. Recommendations for the control of tuberculosis transmission in hospitals. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];26(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1389

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