Tuberculosis and Air Travel: Guidelines for Prevention and by WHO

By WHO

The emergence of MDdR-TB and broadly drug-resistant TB (XDdR-TB) has raised distinctive matters when it comes to the foreign unfold of relatively harmful traces of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. because the 2006 variation used to be released, numerous incidents have happened concerning air trip and strength transmission of TB. The revision of the overseas future health rules (IHR), which entered into strength in June 2007, presents for the creation of latest measures which could follow to overseas occasions related to TB.Following those vital fresh advancements, WHO has ready this 3rd version to deal with present public future health hazards that can come up from the aptitude transmission of TB in the course of air trip, and new techniques to overseas collaboration.

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12. Vassiloyanakopoulos A et al. A case of tuberculosis on a long-distance flight: the difficulties of the investigation. Eurosurveillance, 1999, 4(9):96-97. 13. Chemardin J et al. Contact-tracing of passengers exposed to an extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis case during an air flight from Beirut to Paris, October 2006. Eurosurveillance, 2007, 12(12):6 December. 14. Wang PD. Two-step tuberculin testing of passengers and crew on a commercial airplane. American Journal of Infection Control, 2000, 28(3):233–238.

13. Chemardin J et al. Contact-tracing of passengers exposed to an extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis case during an air flight from Beirut to Paris, October 2006. Eurosurveillance, 2007, 12(12):6 December. 14. Wang PD. Two-step tuberculin testing of passengers and crew on a commercial airplane. American Journal of Infection Control, 2000, 28(3):233–238. 15.

G. in high-burden countries with limited resources) and the decision to initiate a contact investigation should be considered in the context of the national policies or guidelines. For countries without guidelines for TB contact investigations, the steps outlined in Annex 3 may be considered.   ,EGALANDREGULATORYISSUES  )NTERNATIONAL(EALTH2EGULATIONS The International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR) (32) are legally binding upon 194 States worldwide (including all WHO Member States) and have as their purpose and scope “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international travel and trade”.

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