In the Literature: Implementation of New TB Screening Requirements for U.S.-Bound Immigrants and Refugees -2007-2014. Drew L. Posey, MD, Mary P. Naughton, MD, Erika A. Willacy, MPH, et al. MMWR. 2014 March 21; 63(11): 234-236.
In the Literature: Persistent latent tuberculosis reactivation risk in United States immigrants. Walter ND, Painter J, Parker M, Lowenthal P, Flood J, Asis R, Reves R, Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Consortium. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jan 1;89(1):88-95.
In the Literature: Epidemiology and genetic diversity of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in East Africa. Kidenya BR, Webster LE, Behan S, Kabangila R, Peck RN, Mshana SE, Ocheretina O, Fitzgerald DW. Tuberculosis. 2014 Jan;94(1):1-7.
In the Literature: Prevalence and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among newly arrived refugees in San Diego County. Bennett RJ, Brodine S, Waalen J, Moser K, Rodwell TC. January 2010 – October 2012. Am J Public Health. 2014 Apr;104(4):e95-e102.
Resource: Reported Tuberculosis in the United States, 2012
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report presents summary data for U.S. TB cases reported to the Division of TB Elimination, CDC, during 2012. For the first time, this publication contains a number of new tables based on the 2009 revision of the RVCT as well as tables containing genotyping data.
In the Literature: Provisional CDC Guidelines for the Use and Safety Monitoring of Bedaquiline Fumarate (Sirturo) for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. (2013) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 62(rr09);1-12.
Event: North America Region Conference, International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases
February 27 – March 1, 2014, Boston, MA
Deadline for abstract submission: October 7, 2013
In the Literature: Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Somalia, 2010–2011
Ireneaus Sindani, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Dennis Falzon, Bashir Suleiman, Peter Arube, Ismail Adam, Samiha Baghdadi, Amal Bassili, and Matteo Zignol. (March 2013). Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal.
In the Literature: Treatment Outcomes for Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and HIV Co-infection
Max R. O’Donnell, Nesri Padayatchi, Charlotte Kvasnovsky, Lise Werner, Iqbal Master, and C. Robert Horsburgh. (March 2013). Emerging Infectious Disease Journal.
Resource: Cultural Aspects of TB Screening and Management
Clinician resources, cultural profiles, and patient education materials on TB to help inform clinical practice.