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New canadian study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(McGill University Health Centre) Tuberculosis is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, According to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. The findings suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.

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