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TB Notes No. 4, 2013

TB Notes No. 4, 2013

TB Notes

No. 4, 2013


Director's Letter

Dear Colleague:
This year-end issue typically serves as an opportunity to reflect on the year’s notable events and accomplishments in TB control and elimination. It’s a time to celebrate the hard work of all in the TB community and to look ahead to opportunities for the next year. Read More»

Charles E. Wallace

Highlights From State and Local Programs

The Retirement of Charles E. Wallace, PhD, MPH. Never having met a stranger, this man fills a room with his smile, infectious laugh, and loud, but reverent, “Can I hear an Amen?” Read More »

Snohomish Health District TB Team

Snohomish Health District TB Team Is Honored.

The Snohomish Health District Tuberculosis (TB) Program was presented with the “2013 Outstanding TB Team” award from the Washington State Department of Health TB Program on October 23, 2013, at the annual conference of state and local public health TB specialists in Tacoma.  Read More »

Bedaquiline, a New Drug for MDR TB

On October 24, 2013, Dr. Sundari Mase, Medical Officer with DTBE’s Field Services and Evaluation Branch, gave a Brown Bag presentation on the new TB drug, bedaquiline.  Read More »

NTCA Responds to the Shortages of TB Drugs and Diagnostics

TB drugs and diagnostics are truly a lifeline for TB control. However, shortages and price increases periodically make these tools inaccessible to health care providers. A series of shortages and price increases in TB drugs and diagnostics started in the fall of 2012 and continued in 2013. Read More »

TB Education and Training Network Updates

2014 TB ETN Conference. The thirteenth TB ETN Conference will be held September 16–18, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, at CDC’s Roybal Campus. Read More »

TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Updates

4th Semiannual Meeting of the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC-II). Approximately 60 principal investigators, project coordinators, and other TBESC personnel attended the 4th Semiannual TBESC-II Meeting on September 12, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  Read More »

Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch Updates

New Mobile App for Latent TB Infection Guide. DTBE’s Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch is excited to announce the release of the mobile application for health care providers, Latent TB Infection (LTBI): Guide for Diagnosis and Treatment.  Read More »
iPhone, iPad, Android
TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course. The TB Contact Investigation Interviewing Skills Course is an interactive training course designed to improve the interviewing skills of both new and experienced staff responsible for conducting TB contact investigation interviews.  Read More »
DTBE Team Creates a Scarecrow to Deliver TB Messages. For the past 11 years, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been holding an annual event and competition, Scarecrows in the Garden. This year was no different, and neither was the participation of Dr. Wanda Walton and her branch, the Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch (CEBSB) of DTBE. Read More »
Edgar Allen Crow

International Research and Program Branch Updates

Nurse Preparing Sample
A High-Tech Approach to an Age-Old Problem. A new, cutting-edge diagnostic tool that helps detect TB in hours instead of days is being studied at 13 sites in Botswana, in hopes of improving TB detection time and getting more people on appropriate treatment faster. Read More »

Laboratory Branch Updates

New Training Tool, “Essentials for the Mycobacteriology Laboratory," Now On-Line!  Read More »
New Publications Addressing Use of the Cepheid Xpert MTB/RIF Assay in the United States.  Read More »

New CDC Publications

Citations of recent TB-related publications by DTBE authors.  Read More »

Personnel Notes

Brief updates on arrivals, departures, retirements, awards, and other news about DTBE staff.  Read More »

Calendar of Events

Listing of conferences, trainings, meetings, and other TB-related events.  Read More »

TB Notes is a quarterly newsletter presented by the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE). It spotlights news about DTBE activities and provides highlights from state and local TB programs across the country. It also contains a calendar of events describing meetings, conferences, and other educational activities of potential interest to those working in TB

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