Contact Investigation

The interviewing of a person known to have a particular disease to detect exposure to others and to determine the need for subsequent screening for the disease of interest—e.g., tuberculosis
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Although the four contacts with LTBI declined treatment, this contact investigation demonstrates the feasibility of successful evaluation and management of TB close contacts even in challenging settings.
Anyone who has any information on the man can contact Investigation Officer ASP Unang Giang at 010-5937779 or 085-433400.
They may also contact Investigation Agent III Bernardo Velasquez, chief of the K-9 unit, at 09228472605.
tuberculosis, BCG cases are primarily healthcare-associated, and a traditional TB contact investigation would be unnecessary for BCG cases without pulmonary involvement.
A 2017 study in The Lancet, however, finds that "household contact investigation remains severely underutilized" in countries where TB is common.
A 2017studyinThe Lancet, however, finds that "household contact investigation remains severely underutilized" in countries where TB is common.
On the basis of symptoms consistent with mumps, and reported epidemiologic linkage to known cases of mumps associated with a well-reported mumps outbreak, a contact investigation was initiated.
The incidence of TB is 231 per 100 000 and 420 000 new cases of TB occur every year in Pakistan as estimated by WHO.16-19 Contact investigation in this region therefore deserves a priority plan for early case detection and decrease disease transmission in high incidence countries.
The rural population of Sindh mostly depends on agriculture and livestock with least access to healthcare and education.24 As observed from our results, most residents belong to lower socioeconomic status dwelling in homes with one or at most two rooms which itself led to overcrowding and poor nutrition, known risk factors for augmenting the incidence and transmission of TB.25 The Stop TB Strategy and recent guidelines stress the enhanced risk of TB in close contact and advise routine contact investigation.26 A TB-infected person infects 10-15 people per year on average, hence community should be made aware of TB symptoms and the need for early treatment.27