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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
THEME ISSUE
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Prevention is Primary

Preventing Nosocomial Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transmission in International Settings

Seto Wing HongComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

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Comparison of tuberculosis in hospital health-care workers (HCWs) and community, Hong Kong

Year
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Hospitals (no.) 3 3 4 7 7 7 7 7
Staff (no.) 9,063 9,063 10,844 17,983 19,555 21,228 21,434 21,863
HCWs with TB (no.) 8 6 9 15 9 8 18 11
Incidence in HCWsa 88 66 83 83 46 38 84 50
Case reports of TB, Hong Kong 6,283 6,292 6,537 6,319 6,212 6,501 7,072 7,673
Incidence, Hong Konga,b 109 112 110 104/90b 101/91b 103/87b 109/94b 115/89b

aper 100,000.
bage-adjusted for HCWs.

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