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Negative‐Pressure Monitoring of Tuberculosis Isolation Rooms Within New York State Hospitals

Nicholas Pavelchak , BS, Karen Cummings , MPH, Rachel Stricof , MPH, Elizabeth Marshall , PhD, Margaret Oxtoby , MD and Matthew London , MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 22, No. 8 (August 2001), pp. 518-519
DOI: 10.1086/501943
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ABSTRACT A previously published study recommended the daily use of visible smoke to test for negative air pressure in isolation rooms occupied by potentially infectious tuberculosis cases. Continuous monitoring devices were found to have poor reliability. Findings from our survey of engineering controls in acute‐care hospitals within New York State support this recommendation.

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