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Volume 16, Number 9—September 2010


Exposure of Dentists to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Ibadan, Nigeria

Simeon I. CadmusComments to Author , Victoria N. Okoje, Babafemi O. Taiwo, and Dick van Soolingen
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (S.I. Cadmus, V.N. Okoje); Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA (B.O. Taiwo); Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (D. van Soolingen); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (D. van Soolingen)

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Demographic characteristics, BCG vaccination status, and TB exposure history of participants with positive sputum culture results, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2006–2007*

Participant ID Age, y/sex Occupation BCG vaccination Exposure to TB patients Positive AFB smear
1 49/F Hairdresser No No Yes
2 60/M Trader Yes No Yes
3 24/F None Yes No No
4 30/F Student No No Yes
5 45/M Businessman Yes No Yes
6 77/M Retired Yes No No
7 44/M Clergyman Yes No No
8 40/F Trader No Yes Yes
9 63/M Retired Yes No Yes
10 54/F Civil servant Yes No Yes

*BCG, bacille Calmette-Guérin; TB, tuberculosis; ID, identification; AFB, acid-fast bacilli.

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