To improve and disseminate best practices for TB infection control, members draw on a diversity of backgrounds, including engineering, architecture, administration and medicine. Experts answer questions and practitioners share strategies for effective TB infection control.

Community moderators

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

Recent discussion topics

SPUTUM INDUCTION PROCEDURE

By DR.POOJA DALWADI GUMASTE on 14 Apr, 2015 5 Replies

HELLO, I HAVE A CONCERN REGARDING THE ROOM WE CAN USE TO CONDUCT SPUTUM INDUCTION. THE ROOM THAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED HAS ACH OF 24 OWING TO ASSISTED NATURAL VENTILATION. THE AIR EXITING THE ROOM HAS TO BE HEPA FILTERED? WHAT IS BEST POSSIBLE TO CHALK OUT THE…

TB microscopy laboratory - infection control

By Ranjan Perera on 08 Apr, 2015 4 Replies

If a TB microscopy laboratory of 20'x20' has a class 1 bio safety cabinet (in which the sputum containers are opened and smear is prepared and kept until dry), air extractors, UV lights and N95 masks available, does it still need two separate rooms for…

Missing post ?

By Gaël CLAQUIN on 04 Apr, 2015 3 Replies

Hi, I thought I posted a line and presentation with question on fitness of N95 items according to respirators shape ; did not see it published. Can you confirm you got it ? What happened ? Thanks

New community members

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Nurul Absar

Affiliated Organizations

BRAC

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Bangladesh

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Anna Volz

Affiliated Organizations

Panamerican Health Organiization

Work Locations

United States

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Grace Boyd

Affiliated Organizations

University of Maryland School of Nursing; University of Maryland School of Nursing - Nurses for Global Health

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United States