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Tuberculosis in the 21st Century

July 17, 2007. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, from the Washington State Department of Health provides an introduction to the epidemiology of global TB.

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In late May, a man with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis made two trans-Atlantic flights and evaded officials before the U.S. government placed him in quarantine. His case draws attention to several tuberculosis-related issues that public health practitioners have on their minds, including exposure, surveillance, isolation, and public health authority. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, from the Washington State Department of Health provides an introduction to the epidemiology of global TB. The session offers critical information that reaches beyond the recent case to the broader implications for TB control and public health practice today, including diagnosis, treatment, and the emerging problem of drug resistance.

Air date: July 17, 2007

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic epidemiology of tuberculosis today
  • Identify diagnosis and treatment options using new technology
  • Recognize drug resistance patterns, including multidrug resistance and XDR-TB

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses; Local and state emergency management staff; Primary care providers; Students

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, has served as the Director of the Kitsap County Health District since 2001. As the county's lead public health official, he has assessed healthcare disparities in the community and the specific developmental health needs related to the population's differences. Dr. Lindquist consults nationwide on a range of pediatric and adult infectious disease issues, including tuberculosis. He is also a national bioterrorism expert who led the region's bioterrorism task force after 9/11.

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