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Determine Whether to Trace Contacts of Tuberculosis Patient Who Traveled by Air | WHO Criteria

Purpose:

To determine if a person should be traced because of being on the same air flight as a patient with tuberculosis.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, travel

ICD-10:

A15.9, A16.9

Description:

Transmission of tuberculosis during air travel is rare. Tracing possible contacts of a patient with tuberculosis should be done only if certain criteria are met.

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