TB strain typing and cluster investigation: handbook
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Tuberculosis (TB): national strain typing service and Tuberculosis (TB) and other mycobacterial diseases: diagnosis, screening, management and data
- First published:
- 25 February 2014
Guidance for public health staff involved in the investigation of tuberculosis clusters.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2013455 PDF, 1.59MB, 43 pages
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Public Health England has produced this handbook to provide:
- guidance and support to public health staff involved in the investigation of clusters
- agreed standards and criteria for the investigation of clusters
- guidance on the recording of the processes and outcomes of such investigations
The third edition of the handbook was produced following the evaluation of the first 3 years of the national strain typing service and resulting recommendations.
Published: 25 February 2014