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EBNESINA 2011, 14(1 And 2): 28-36 Back to browse issues page
Approach to tuberculosis in air travelers
M Aminianfar, A.A Saeedi, E Ahmadian
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Background: Tuberculosis is one of the major health problems, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to further understanding of the medical community with this problem in domestic and international air travel, and ICAO has been predicted that by 2015 that is reached number of travel- air to more than 5 / 2 million per year. Ease and duration of air travel, with large numbers of international travelers- international, has increased the likelihood of contact with infectious TB.
Materials and methods: To access the resources of articles were used PubMed .nejm. Civil aviation, WHO and the papers published in reputable scientific journals of Iranian and foreign research data from 2000 to 2011 and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
Results: pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common type of tuberculosis in Iron and world and sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB, so that makes up 53 percent of all TB cases. Non pulmonary tuberculosis is 28% of all cases of tuberculosis. Considering that more tuberculosis in pulmonary tuberculosis is spread through the air, air travel time outlast 8 h is danger for travelers.
Conclusion: Over 80 percent of the total number of people with TB annually is in developing country, regarding the transmission of tuberculosis, information is necessary required for reduced risk of transmission of TB on flights travelers.
Keywords: TB, Air travelers
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Type of Study: Original |
Received: 2012/05/23 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Aminianfar M, Saeedi A, Ahmadian E. Approach to tuberculosis in air travelers. EBNESINA. 2011; 14 (1 and 2) :28-36
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