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CDC Makes Recommendations for Recurrent Shortage of Tuberculosis Antigen

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update on the nationwide shortage of tuberculin skin test antigen solutions. Although supplies were restored in early June, TUBERSOL® is in shortage again until at least the middle of October. Updating and superseding CDC’s April 2013 recommendations, the new notice advises public health officials, clinicians and health care workers in occupational health and infection control on how to adapt testing protocols to the recurrent shortage. The entire summary, background and recommendations are available on the CDC website.