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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

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MENDOZA-TICONA, Alberto. Tuberculosis as occupational disease. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.2, pp. 232-236. ISSN 1726-4634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342012000200011.

There is enough evidence to declare tuberculosis as an occupational disease among healthcare workers. In Peru, there are regulations granting employment rights regarding tuberculosis as an occupational disease, such as healthcare coverage for temporary or permanent disability. However, these rights have not been sufficiently socialized. This study presents information on the risk of acquiring tuberculosis in the workplace, and a review of the evidence to declare tuberculosis as an occupational disease among health care workers, presenting the current Peruvian law related.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Occupational diseases; Disabled persons; Occupational health policy; Occupational health.

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