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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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Health care; Tuberculosis

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


Health care; Tuberculosis

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