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WHO issues tuberculosis guidelines

The World Health Organisation issued guidelines yesterday on how to reduce the risk of transmission of tuberculosis during air travel, the United Nations said in a statement. The guidelines, produced in collaboration with international TB experts, civil aviation authorities and airline companies, recommend tracing and informing passengers and crew members of an infectious person on board a commercial flight of more than eight hours.

WHO report


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