The guidelines were developed with the collaboration of public health authorities and international experts in the prevention and control of tb travel medicine and air travel implementing the recommendations will help to reduce the international spread of tb and decrease the risk of infection among individual travellers. Tuberculosis and air travel guidelines for prevention and control 2nd ed prepared by who in collaboration with the international civil aviation organization the international air transport association international experts. Philip lobue infectious agent mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rod shaped non motile slow growing acid fast bacterium transmission tuberculosis tb transmission occurs when a contagious patient coughs spreading bacilli through the air. The revised guidelines address the concerns about transmission of tb during air travel and provide the following i information on transmission of tb on aircraft ii a summary of the practices adopted for the management of patients with
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