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Of or pertaining to the prevention and treatment of illness, and the preservation of physical and mental well-being, through the services provided by medical professionals.

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ventilation, local exhaust

Health care; Tuberculosis

Ventilation used to capture and remove airborne contaminants by enclosing the contaminant source (i.e., the patient) or by placing an exhaust hood close to the contaminant source.

virulence

Health care; Tuberculosis

The degree of pathogenicity of a microorganism as indicated by the severity of the disease produced and its ability to invade the tissues of a host. M. tuberculosis is a virulent ...

cluster

Health care; Tuberculosis

Two or more PPD skin-test conversions occurring within a 3-month period among HCWs in a specific area or occupational group, and epidemiologic evidence suggests occupational ...

contact

Health care; Tuberculosis

A person who has shared the same air with a person who has infectious TB for a sufficient amount of time to allow possible transmission of M. tuberculosis.

conversion, PPD

Health care; Tuberculosis

See PPD test conversion.

culture

Health care; Tuberculosis

The process of growing bacteria in the laboratory so that organisms can be identified.

cycloserine

Health care; Tuberculosis

A second-line, oral anti-TB drug used primarily for treating drug-resistant TB.