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New recommendations on TB screening for health care workers

Key clinical point: No regular screening for tuberculosis required for health care personnel unless exposed.

Major finding: Health care personnel no longer need to undergo regular tuberculosis screening.

Study details: New guidelines from the CDC and National Tuberculosis Controllers Association.

Disclosures: One author declared personal fees from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association during the conduct of the study. Two others reported unrelated grants and personal fees from private industry. No other conflicts of interest were disclosed.


Sosa L et al. MMWR. 2019;68:439-43.