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<p>The CDC published data&nbsp;on the level of tuberculosis in healthcare workers, which was used in part to support the recent recommendations&nbsp;to drop routine annual TB testing in the absence of an exposure or ongoing transmission. The epidemiology has shifted, with workers coming from countries endemic for TB much more likely to manifest later symptoms. Although it must be underscored that there still is TB in the United States, healthcare workers are not at the risk they once were.</p>

Quantifying the Occupational Risk of Tuberculosis

HCWs from countries with endemic TB may test positive