- •Tuberculosis in health workers is a disease with worldwide repercussions.
- •Health workers may be more exposed to the risk of acquiring tuberculosis.
- •The prevalence of latent tuberculosis in health workers varied across countries but estimated around 28% (95% CI 21-36).
- •Direct contact with sick patients is the main risk factor for health workers acquisitions of tuberculosis.
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Author contributions: E.H.S. and M.C.P. contributed to the study design. E.H.S., T.R.S., and E.L. contributed to the data collection and analysis of the articles. E.H.S. and M.C.P. contributed to the interpretation of the data and article.