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ERIC Number: EJ935334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students
Journal of American College Health, v59 n7 p670-677 2011
Screening and targeted testing for tuberculosis (TB) is a key strategy for controlling and preventing infection on college and university campuses. Early detection provides an opportunity to promote the health of affected individuals through prompt diagnosis and treatment while preventing potential spread to others. Implementation of a screening and targeted testing program not only addresses this public health concern in campus communities but also contributes to the larger public health goal of reducing the burden of TB in the United States. The intent of this document is to provide guidelines for screening the incoming student population, targeting those at increased risk for TB testing, and reviewing appropriate follow-up care for students diagnosed with latent TB infection (LTBI) or TB disease. (Contains 5 footnotes, 1 table, and 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A