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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Tuberculosis in the workplace/Marilyn J.Field, editor; Committee on Regulating Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-07330-8

1. Tuberculosis—United States. 2. Medical personnel—Health risk assessment—United States. 3. Tuberculosis—Prevention—Government policy—United States. I. Field, Marilyn J, (Marilyn Jane) II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Regulating Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis.

RC313.A2 .T83 2001

614.5′42′0973–dc21

2001030369

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