Study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for TB


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 RI-MUHC. 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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March 24th marks World TB Day. Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and preventable but continues to affect more than 9 million people worldwide, and cause 1.5 million deaths every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). For the past three years in Montreal, research leaders have been working together under the umbrella of the McGill International TB Centre to better understand, diagnose and treat TB and other mycobacterial diseases.