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Learning from tuberculosis: COVID-19 highlights the need for more robust infection control policy

Aug 2020
Learning from tuberculosis:  COVID-19 highlights the need  for more robust infection control policy

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents an unprecedented challenge in modern public health practice. Having spread to over 180 countries and having affected millions of individuals, the COVID-19 pandemic requires a coordinated, effective response without sacrifice to quality or availability of other essential medical services. This rapidly-moving pandemic has laid bare the importance of effective surveillance, quarantine, testing and diagnosis, contact tracing and hospital infection prevention and control measures.