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The Status of TB Prevention and Control Measures in Large City and County Jails in the U.S.

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Executive Summary

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Increase Staff Training

Although most jail systems provided some staff training on TB, half reported gaps in training.

Specific Recommendation

  • Provide periodic training to all health and security staff and program administrators. Regular training for clinic staff who perform TST screening is also important owing to staff turnover.


  • Train staff in collaboration with the local public health TB program.

 

 
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