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Paul A. Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Edward Nardell, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health; Partners In Health - PIH
Grigory Volchenkov, MD
Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary

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Updated: 26 Aug, 2016
Recommendation: 1
Replies: 21

Bio-safety cabinet in the specimen reception area

Philippe Creach replied

It depends ? The qualification is yearly and it is based on several norms and different tests: Test according to the norm EN ISO 14644-1 and the test is in line with the dust level ISO 5 that is a maximum of 3520 particles of 0.5 microns and 29 particles ... read more

Updated: 25 Aug, 2016
Replies: 8

Post BCG TB lymphadenitis

by Amira Bahour

2years old female child had presented with left axillary lymph node with highly positive tuberculin test on the age of 4 months old that required treatment with antituberculous treatment for one year. 6month after stoppage of treatment, she developed nystagmus and fundus examination revealed pan uveitis and retinal detachment. Is ... read more

Updated: 24 Aug, 2016
Replies: 0

RE: BCG vaccination importance ?

by Jacqueline Gautier

We keep repeating the assertion of BCG preventing the severe form of TB, however MANY children die in countries with limited resources with the most common forms of TB. Way TOO many. Healthcare professionals have difficulties recognizing pediatric TB . So the real number of deaths due to TB in ... read more

Updated: 24 Aug, 2016
Replies: 0

New community members

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Brett Hoffecker

Affiliated Organizations

Via Christi International Fellowship - (IFMF)

Work Locations

Afghanistan; United States

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HIMJA SHAH

Affiliated Organizations

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Work Locations

United States

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Aqeel Peter

Affiliated Organizations

Pakistan Army medical corps

Work Locations

Pakistan