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

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2017 Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control Course, July 31-August 11, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

by Barbara Foot

Brigham and Women's Hospital/Division of Global Health Equity, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Northeastern University and MASS Design Group, is hosting a two week course again this summer: Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control. The goal of ... read more

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Updated: 28 Mar, 2017
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What examples can you share ? Peer to Peer Support Groups

Edward Nardell, MD replied

Dear Thomas, Thanks for that frank, personal story of overcoming an increasingly common personal health problem. I hope we can lead the thread to a TB transmission control direction. The issue is goal achievement, behavior change, and the role of human-to-human support, sharing experience, and coaching, rather than the statement ... read more

Updated: 28 Mar, 2017
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Announcing the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel

Pankaj Sadaphal replied

Dear Madhu and Dr. Soumya, Congratulations on initiating this very important channel on tuberculosis. I am sure it will assist researchers and practitioners in sharing knowledge and new findings, as we all grapple with the formidable global tuberculosis epidemic. I look forward to contributing my ideas and thoughts to the ... read more

Updated: 27 Mar, 2017
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BCG World Atlas, 2nd Edition, launched on World TB Day

by Madhukar Pai

BCG Atlas website: http://www.bcgatlas.org Although the BCG vaccine is used worldwide, mainly to prevent life-threatening TB in infants and young children, it has been ineffective in controlling the global TB epidemic. Despite its variable and modest efficacy, this vaccine continues to be one of the most widely administered vaccines globally ... read more

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Updated: 26 Mar, 2017
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New community members

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Bikram Duwal

Affiliated Organizations

Kathmandu medical college and teaching hospital

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Nepal

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Shabir Lakhi

Affiliated Organizations

University Teaching Hospital

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Zambia

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KOJI ABE

Affiliated Organizations

University of Washington

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Japan; United States