Rate of History of Tuberculosis Among Healthcare Workers in Turkey: A Cross-Sectional Study


YILMAZ KARA B. , ÖZYURT S. , ÖZÇELİK N. , KARADOĞAN D. , ŞAHİN Ü.

Turkish Thoracic Journal, vol.22, no.2, pp.118-123, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2021.19146
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Thoracic Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-123
  • Keywords: Health care workers, tuberculin skin test, tuberculosis, INFECTION-CONTROL, RISK-FACTORS, PREVALENCE, COMMUNITY

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Healthcare workers (HCWs) possess a high risk for both latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and active disease. This study aimed to investigate tuberculosis (TB) disease history in hospital staff working in healthcare institutions in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey.