17.1  Principles of TB infection control

In this study session you will learn about the general principles of infection prevention measures that should be taken when dealing with patients and in particularly about infection control of TB. First, three main TB control measures that are used to prevent TB infection are sometimes called the three Is, given that they all three start with that letter. You already know about the first two from reading earlier study sessions and it is the last topic we are going to focus on in this study session.

  • Intensified case finding for TB
  • Insoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for prevention of TB amongst people living with HIV
  • Infection control for prevention of TB.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 17

17.1.1  What is infection control?