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Notes from the field: tuberculosis outbreak in a long-term-care facility for mentally ill persons - puerto rico, 2010-2012.
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PMID:  23034589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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During January 2012, the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH) detected a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak among residents of a long-term-care facility in the San Juan metropolitan area. The same rare Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotype was identified in isolates from four patients. This facility housed 40 men, aged 40-71 years, with severe mental illness. During April 2012, CDC assisted PRDOH with the investigation to describe outbreak epidemiology, identify and prioritize contacts for evaluation and treatment, and provide recommendations on interventions aimed at stopping TB transmission.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1545-861X     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  801     Citation Subset:  IM    
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