The occupational risk of tuberculosis in a low-prevalence population
Auteur S. Youakim
Publication Occupational Medicine (Oxford, England)
Date Aug 2016
Résumé BACKGROUND: The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) infection in low-prevalence countries has been declining. Estimates of the risk of occupational TB in these countries are contradictory. AIMS: To evaluate the risk of occupational TB in a low-prevalence population using a comprehensive database. METHODS: All compensation claims in British Columbia (BC), Canada, reporting workplace TB exposure for the years 1999-2008 were reviewed. Cases with TB infection...