Figure 2. Concentric circle approach4
The purpose of this investigation is to identify any additional cases of TB and individuals who may have been infected by these cases. What is your “case definition” for transmission in this investigation? Remember a complete case definition should include information on person, place, time, and clinical characteristics.
The Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) may be used to determine if a person has TB infection. A TST is available at the health department or at a doctor’s office. A health care worker injects a small amount of testing fluid (called tuberculin or PPD) just under the skin on the underside of the forearm. After 48 to 72 hours, the patient must return to have the skin test read by the health care worker. He/she may have a swelling-called induration-where the tuberculin was injected. The health care worker will measure this induration and explain to the patient whether the results are positive or negative. A positive reaction usually means that the patient has been infected with the TB bacteria. If a person has recently spent time with and been exposed to someone with active TB disease, his/her TST reaction may not yet be positive. He/she may need a second skin test 8 to 10 weeks after the last date of exposure to the TB patient because it can take several weeks after infection for the immune system to react to the TST. If a person’s reaction to the second test is negative, he/she is considered not infected.10
At this point, who needs to be tested for transmission of TB, through a TST?
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