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Reciprocal obligations for prevention of occupationally acquired tuberculosis among healthcare workers

Geeta Pardeshi

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2015.051


As I began my work on occupationally acquired tuberculosis (TB), I was perturbed by a series of media reports on TB among healthcare workers (HCWs) in India. This included a report on the death of a resident doctor who was suffering from multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB. The risk of occupationally acquired TB is well documented. A few studies have reported an increased risk of TB among HCWs in developing countries, including India.

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