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Correspondence: David E. Griffith, MD, Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson St., Denver , CO 80206, 903-805-9755, griffithde25@gmail.com

Disclosures: The authors: No reported conflicts of interest. Both authors have submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.

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  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • tuberculosis
  • healthcare worker
  • World Health Organization
  • PICO
  • COVID-19

Tuberculosis Healthcare Workers: There Goes My Hero


Journal Title:

Clinical Infectious Diseases


Volume 72, Number 1


, Pages 27-29

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


Case identification, respiratory isolation, personal protective equipment (PPE), and contact investigation are recent additions to the national dialogue as a consequence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. They are, of course, long-term components of the tuberculosis (TB) healthcare workers’ (HCWs) vernacular. There are important differences between COVID-19 infection and TB, but nosocomial transmission to HCWs is a critically important shared characteristic.

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© The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.

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