Tuberculosis infection control
Prevention of new infections of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is critical to reduce the burden of disease caused by TB. There are various factors that determine the risk of transmission of tuberculosis, but an increased likelihood of transmission is observed in households of TB patients. In the past, TB infection control in health-care facilities and congregate settings was largely neglected. However, given the high potential for transmission and progression to disease in such settings, and the risk posed for all TB control efforts, global policies were required. In this regard, the WHO issued an evidence-based policy for the implementation of sound infection control by all stakeholders in these settings.
News, events and announcements
14 March 2019
The World Health Organization has just issued updated WHO guidelines on TB infection prevention and control. These guidelines outline a new evidence-based framework that promotes the implementation of an integrated package of Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) interventions based on administrative, engineering, and respiratory protection controls.
18 December 2017
Public notice: Guideline Development Group meeting to revise the WHO Policy on TB Infection Prevention and Control in Clinical and Programmatic Management of Tuberculosis
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