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MMWR Recomm Rep. 1995 Sep 8;44(RR-11):19-34.

Screening for tuberculosis and tuberculosis infection in high-risk populations. Recommendations of the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis.

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This report from the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis updates and replaces previous recommendations for screening for tuberculosis (TB) and TB infection among high-risk populations. {MMWR 1990;39(No. RR-8):1-7}. In particular, these recommendations a) emphasize that screening for TB infection should not be given preference over high priority TB prevention and control activities, especially identifying and completely treating all persons who have active TB as well as conducting prompt, effective contact investigation; b) provide more detailed recommendations for screening specific high-risk groups; c) provide a detailed description of the tuberculin skin test; and d) revise CDC's previous recommendations regarding anergy testing. This report is for public health policymakers, administrators, program directors and managers as well as health-care providers and others who provide care or services to persons at increased risk for TB infection and disease.

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