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Author Notes:

Correspondence to Carla A. Winston, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 Corporate Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329 ctw3@cdc.gov

M and CAW conceived the article following a prior surveillance analysis by LAL.

TM, LAL, and CAW all contributed to writing, references, and review and interpretation of the analyses, which were conducted by TM as part of the requirements satisfying a Master’s in Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

The authors thank Robert Pratt for assistance with U.S. Census Bureau data.

Some of these data were presented in brief as a preliminary results presentation at the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

All authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.


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No financial support was provided relevant to this article.


  • healthcare personnel
  • tuberculosis
  • United States
  • surveillance data
  • non-U.S. born
  • U.S. born
  • CDC
  • transmission
  • exposure

Tuberculosis among Healthcare Personnel, United States, 2010–2016


Journal Title:

Infection Control And Hospital Epidemiology


Volume 40, Number 6


, Pages 701-704

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


We describe characteristics of U.S. healthcare personnel (HCP) diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). Among 64,770 adults with TB during 2010–2016, 2,460 (4%) were HCP. HCP with TB were more likely to be born outside of the United States, and less likely to have TB attributed to recent transmission, than non-HCP.
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