Tuberculosis and Air Travel. Third Edition



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ISBN13: 9789241547505
Category: Tropical Medicine
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Type: Print Edition
Publication date 01-12-2008

Description

The emergence of MDdR-TB and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDdR-TB) has raised special concerns in relation to the international spread of particularly dangerous strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Since the 2006 edition was published, several incidents have occurred involving air travel and potential transmission of TB. The revision of the International Health Regulations (IHR), which entered into force in June 2007, provides for the introduction of new measures that might potentially apply to international events involving TB. The IHR provide a legal framework for a more effective and coordinated international response to public health emergencies and risks, including those caused by outbreaks of communicable diseases. Several IHR provisions are relevant to the detection and control of TB during air travel, strengthening the role of WHO and of national public health authorities in this domain.


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