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Organizations and Agencies

California Tuberculosis Controllers Association
This web site includes guidelines for the treatment and control of TB, state laws and regulations pertaining to TB, TST training curriculum, job listings, and more.

Curry International Tuberculosis Center
CNTC "creates, enhances and disseminates state-of-the-art resources and models of excellence to control and eliminate tuberculosis." The site offers an online calendar of training sessions, several free online courses, and an advice line for health professionals to call with case consultations or prevention recommendations. Also available is a training products database, browsable by audience (administrators, clinicians, healthcare workers, or trainers) or subject (case management, contact investigations, correctional facilities, cultural competency, treatment, and more). Materials are all free online. CNTC is the Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center (RTMCC) for western states through the CDC.

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (CDC, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention)
This site provides access to guidelines, surveillance reports, education and training materials, and more. There are also links to and information about the TB Education and Training Network, TB Information Management System, an International Notification of TB Cases process, and more.

EuroTB: Surveillance of Tuberculosis in Europe
EuroTB co-ordinates the surveillance of tuberculosis (TB) in the 52 countries of the WHO European Region. They produce recommendations and reports on surveillance, surveillance of antituberculosis drug resistance, and treatment outcome monitoring. Country profiles are available as PDF files.

FIND Diagnostics
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) website includes a newsletter, conference presentations, an events listing, and more. FIND focuses on three key processes:

Global Drug Facility
"GDF is an initiative to increase access to high quality tuberculosis (TB) drugs for DOTS implementation. The GDF provides a unique package of services, including technical assistance in TB drug management and monitoring of TB drug use, as well as procurement of high-quality TB drugs at relatively low cost. All governments as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with the respective national health ministry are able to apply for a GDF grant."

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
The Global Fund's purpose is to attract, manage and disburse resources to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria. They do not implement programs directly, relying instead on the knowledge of local experts. Their site includes information on funds committed, grantmaking, innovative financing, evaluation, and their partnerships with NGOs, government entities, the private sector, and others.

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
"The Union has as its mission the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease, as well as related health problems, on a world wide basis, with a particular emphasis on low income countries." Numerous publications and slide shows are available on bacteriology, clinical aspects, epidemiology, interventions, and more. Online courses in Epidata and EpiData analysis, adverse drug events, and more are also available.

National Prevention Information Network (CDC, National center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention)
Billed as "The nationís largest collection of information and resources on HIV, STD and TB Prevention," this site provides information on elimination and control strategy, screening and treatment, program management, surveillance and data management (including software downloads), trainig and education, and more. Information by "risk community" (e.g., prisoners, the homeless, IDUs, etc.) is also available. TB Mailing Lists includes e-mail discussion lists on prevention, education, behavioral issues, and news/journal article updates.

New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute
The NJMSGTI products and publications are available online or can be ordered from them at no cost. Topics covered include treatment, diagnostic screening, case management, contact investigation, and training strategies. The NJMSGTI provides the following services:

Stop TB Partnership
"The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. It comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal." The Web site includes country profiles for the highest prevalence countries, news updates and communiques, reports, and other documents.

The Global Plan to Stop TB is "a comprehensive assessment of the action and resources needed to expand, adapt and improve the globally recommended strategy for TB control. The Global Plan provides a roadmap for achieving the Stop TB Partnership's global TB control targets for 2015."

TB Structural Genomics Consortium
"The TB Structural Genomics Consortium consists of 134 laboratories from 79 institutions in 15 countries. This project will determine the structures of over 400 proteins from M. tuberculosis, and analyze these structures in the context of functional information that currently exists and that we generate." The Web site includes a genome browser, a structure gallery, software, a daily update of articles on the x-ray structure of tuberculosis, an ORF search tool, news feeds, and much more.

Tuberculosis Control Branch (California Department of Health Services)
Includes surveillance reports, Outbreak Response Team information, and Transfer of Care Information for TB Patients Who Move.

Tuberculosis: NIOSH Safety and Health Topic (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Numerous resources on occupational tuberculosis, including guidelines, surveillance, respiratory protection, data on tuberculosis-related Health Hazard Evaluations, and access to tuberculosis-related publications and documents via a NIOSHTIC-2.

Tuberculosis: OSHA Standards (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, USDL)
Provides access to "OSHA standards, federal registers (rules, proposed rules, and notices), the Regulatory Agenda (a list of actions being taken with regard to OSHA standards), directives (instructions for compliance officers), and standard interpretations (official interpretation of the standards) related to tuberculosis." Also provides links to information on hazard recognition and solutions.

Tuberculosis (TB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
"NIAID is part of the global research community that is committed to finding new ways to better understand, diagnose, treat, and ultimately prevent TB." Includes information on diagnostic research, advances in treatment, prevention, global research, and scientific illustrations of drug-resistant TB.

World Health Organization: Tuberculosis
Provides access to a large number of resources on DOTS, TB, and HIV, and more.

WHO publications on tuberculosis, including International standards for tuberculosis care, and the Patients charter for tuberculosis care.

Global Report 2005: Global tuberculosis control — surveillance, planning, financing (March 2005)

Global Project on Drug Resistance Surveillance includes publications and software.

Access the Global TB Database to make data queries, interactive maps and country profiles on incidence, prevalence, deaths, DOTS coverage, and more.

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Publications and Databases

Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005 (PDF)
From CDC's MMWR Recommendations and Reports. "This report updates TB control recommendations reflecting shifts in the epidemiology of TB, advances in scientific understanding, and changes in health-care practice that have occurred in the United States during the preceding decade. This document places emphasis on actions to maintain momentum and expertise needed to avert another TB resurgence and to eliminate the lingering threat to health-care workers, which is mainly from patients or others with unsuspected and undiagnosed infectious TB disease." Includes a continuing education activity.

Interim Tuberculosis Control Guidelines (Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Department of Industrial Relations)
This is the Cal/OSHA Policy and Procedure regarding occupational tuberculosis. It discusses modes of exposure, exposure control, inspection procedures, and citation policy.

Lung Health Image Library (World Lung Foundation)
A comprehensive and dynamic catalogue of images detailing the challenges and successes of the fight for improved global lung health. The Library, hosted by the World Lung Foundation, is searchable by keywords, topic, country or region, and date. Images may be freely used for any non-commercial purpose, and you can submit images to the Library as well.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis CDC1551 genome page (The Institute for Genomic Research)
Properties and chromosomal displays of Mycobacterium tuberculosis CDC1551. Genome overview, genome analysis, genome searches and lists are available.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis (Public Health Training Network, CDC)
"The Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis are a series of educational modules designed to provide basic information about tuberculosis in a self-study format, and are designed as an educational tool for health workers and other professionals involved in the identification, treatment, and care of individuals with tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection." The modules cover transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, infection control, contact investigations, confidentiality, surveillance, case managament, and patient adherance.

Find TB Resources (CDC, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination)
The database can be searched by keyword, title, author, publisher, topic, format, audience, language, or any combination of these. Use this site to:

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