How long are MDR-TB patients infectious onEFFECTIVE therapy?"
First of all I want to thank for this webinar training especially for Prof.Edward Nardell.
Working as Infection Control specialist in TB hospital I am responsable to train HCWs in this way. As I understood "the patient who start treatment early (based on DST) they become uninfectious almost imediatelly (24 hours)". Is it right ?
If yes, should the HCWs who are working in the department where patients receiving TB treatment to take care of IC measures if "The 98% reduction in infectiousness to sentinel guinea pigs that Richard Riley reported was due to less than 24 hrs"?
Just to concretize before patients start treatment (in our hospital) they are tested by Xpert.
Thank you one more time.