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Infection Control for the Medical Assistant: Part 3: Tuberculosis Prevention

Tuberculosis remains a widespread disease in much of the world with estimates that as much as one-third of the world's population carry the bacteria that causes TB. There are many challenges in the fight to control TB, including drug-resistant forms of the disease and the fact that many people in the U.S. remain unaware of the increasing number of infections.

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Tuberculosis remains a widespread disease in much of the world with estimates that as much as one-third of the world's population carry the bacteria that causes TB. There are many challenges in the fight to control TB, including drug-resistant forms of the disease and the fact that many people in the U.S. remain unaware of the increasing number of infections. This program will describe TB occurrence rates, explain the different types of TB, and describe the CDC's three levels of TB infection control.

After watching this program viewers should be able to:
  • Identify groups with a high rate of TB infection
  • Explain the difference between latent TB infection and TB disease
  • Describe TB symptoms
  • Define multidrug-resistant TB and explain how it develops
  • Describe steps that should be taken to prevent the spread of TB
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 11 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
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