The Investigation of Tuberculosis Cluster in a Family in Nantou County

Du-Lin Ling

2009 Vol.25 NO.2

Correspondence Author: Du-Lin Ling


Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease transmitted through droplet contact. Living with infectious TB cases or having a close contact might be the high risk groups for developing diseases. This paper describes that during October 2005 to March 2008, three cases in one family developed syndrom and been reported to the health authorities. RFLP (restriction fragment length polymorphism) had been applied to confirm whether the family cluster, and the result showed positive findings. The article could provide references for contact investigation in health authorities.
Keywords: tuberculosis, contact investigation, family outbreak