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TB in Correctional Facilities

TB control remains a public health challenge in multiple settings. TB can be particularly problematic in correctional and detention facilities, in which persons from diverse backgrounds and communities are housed in close proximity for varying periods. Effective TB prevention and control measures in correctional facilities are needed to reduce TB rates among inmates and the general U.S. population. In July 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued revised guidelines entitled, “Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional and Detention Facilities: Recommendations from CDC.” This web-based conference summarized these recommendations and uses a case example to illustrate key points.

Supplemental Materials:
  • Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional and Detention Facilities: Recommendations from CDC — MMWR 2006; 55 (No. RR–09, 1–44) [PDF]