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Aug022012

Room to Breathe: Four Steps to Reducing the Spread of Airborne Tuberculosis Infection

This case study describes a promising practice for reducing tuberculosis-HIV co-infection. The approach introduces practical, sustainable control measures to prevent tuberculosis infection at antiretroviral treatment sites.

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Contents

Introduction 1
Problem Statement 2
A Four-Step Process 4
    Step 1: Site-Specific Infection Control Planning 4
    Step 2: Technical Review of Infection Control Plans 4
    Step 3: Improving Ventilation 5
    Step 4: Continuous On-Site Monitoring 9
Lessons Learned 11
    Development of Infection Control Plans 11
    Types of Ventilation Systems 11
    Ventilation System Monitoring 11
    Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Materials 11
    The Use of Masks and Stigma 12
    Reduced Fear and Stress 12
    The Need for More Research 12
Conclusion 13

Publication details

Authors: Ega Janse van Rensburg, Ruth Stark, Davor Dakovic, Alison Munro, Ana Maria Ferraz de Campos, Kate Greenaway
Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (August 2012)
Booklet: 16 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

Posted on August 3, 2012


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