High tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India

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Emerging Infectious Diseases
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During 2012–2013, at a public hospital in Pune, India, 26 (3.9%) cases of tuberculosis were reported among 662 medical trainees, representing an estimated incidence of 3,279 cases/100,000 person-years. Three of these infections were isoniazid-resistant, 1 was multidrug-resistant, and 1 occurred in a trainee who had fulminant hepatitis after starting treatment for TB.
Basavaraj A, Chandanwale A, Patil A, Kadam D, Joshi S, Gupte N, McIntire K, Jain D, Dalal H, Badave R, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger R, Mave V. High tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;22(3). doi: 10.3201/eid2203.151673.PMID: 26889712.
BJGMC, Pune, India