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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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GAZETTA, Cláudia Eli et al. Tuberculosis contact control in Brazil: a liberature review (1984-2004). Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.2, pp.306-313. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study aims to review plans for tuberculosis control through the analysis of measures for tuberculosis contact tracing in Brazil from 1984 to 2004. This article presents a literature review on tuberculosis control published in manuals of the Ministry of Health and the State Department of Health of Sao Paulo, and in Medline and Lilacs databases. There was a gap in the standardization of control measures in the decade from 1984 to 1994. It was concluded that health professionals need to incorporate TB control and prevention actions from the perspective of health surveillance and systematic monitoring.

Keywords : tuberculosis; contact tracing; epidemiological surveillance.

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