Preventing Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers of the Radiology Department: A Malaysian Perspective
Tan, L.H., (2006) Preventing Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers of the Radiology Department: A Malaysian Perspective. Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal, 2 (1). 3p..
Official URL: http://www.biij.org/2006/1/e3/e3.pdf
University of Malaya Medical Centre, Dept. of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit
Tuberculosis (TB) is a well recognised occupational hazard for healthcare workers (HCWs). Concerns on the safety of healthcare settings in Malaysia was raised following a report of 25 HCWs working in 11 general hospitals in Malaysia who were infected with TB in 2004 being publicised in the media recently. As the disease burden in general is high in Malaysia, due attention should be given to this disease in our healthcare facilities including the radiology department, an often neglected area in TB infection control programmes. This article focuses on the key control measures that can be implemented in radiology departments in a developing country with limited resources.
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