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WHO-Policy-on-TB-Infection-Control-in-Health-Care-Facilities-Congregate-Settings-and-Households.pdf
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DateAugust 11, 2017
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AuthorWorld Health Organisation
This document is an evidence-based policy for the implementation of sound tuberculosis (TB) infection control by all stakeholders. TB infection control is a combination of measures aimed at minimizing the risk of TB transmission within populations. The foundation of infection control is early and rapid diagnosis, and proper management of TB patients. TB infection control requires and complements implementation of core activities in TB control, HIV control and health-systems strengthening. It should be part of national infection prevention and control policies because it complements such policies – in particular, those that target airborne infections.