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CDC's Response to Ending Neglect: 
The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States 2002

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary


How to Eliminate TB? – The IOM Report

Why Eliminate TB? – Rationale for Elimination

Who Will Lead? – CDC's Response

The Plan


The following individuals contributed to the preparation of this report, listed in alphabetical order and by affiliation.

Writing committee:
Kenneth G. Castro, MD, Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH, Mark N. Lobato, MD, R. Scott McCoy, MEd, Richard J. O’Brien, MD (co-chair), Zachary Taylor, MD, MS (co-chair), and Charles D. Wells, MD, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE), National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), CDC Susan A. Maloney, MD, MPH, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), CDC

Jose E. Becerra, MD, MPH, J. Peter Cegielski, MD, MPH, Harold W. Jaffe, MD, Lauren A. Lambert, MPH, Suzanne M. Marks, MPH, MA, Scott J.N. McNabb, PhD, MS, Thomas R. Navin, MD, Ida M. Onorato, MD, Kathryn E. O’Toole, BS, Paul O. Poppe, BS, Robin J. Shrestha-Kuwahara, MPH, Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH, Wanda Walton, MEd, and Maureen A. Wilce, MS, NCHSTP, CDC James M. Hughes, MD, and Thomas M. Shinnick, PhD, NCID, CDC Bereneice M. Madison, PhD, and John C. Ridderhof, DrPH, Public Health Practice Program Office, CDC G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, Paul A. Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH, Rosemary K. Sokas, MD, MOH, Carol Merry Stephenson, PhD, Gregory R. Wagner, MD, and David N. Weissman, MD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC Dixie E. Snider, Jr., MD, MPH, Office of the Director, CDC Ann M. Ginsberg, MD, PhD, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health Suzanne A. Banda, RN, BSN, MPH, John Bernardo, MD, Elaine Conley, BSN, MPH, Sue C. Etkind, RN, MS, Kim W. Field, RN, MSN, Teresa A. Garrett, RN, MS, Linda Hedemark, MD, Denise D. Ingman, BS, Dennis Minnice, MPH, MA, Kathleen S. Moser, MD, MPH, Pete Oxner, MPH, Carol J. Pozsik, RN, MPH, Kristin K. Rounds, BA, Sarah E. Royce, MD, Graydon Sheperd, BA, Jon Tillinghast, MD, MPH, Charles E. Wallace, MPH, PhD, National Tuberculosis Controllers Association

Allison L. Greenspan, MPH, Office of the Director, NCHSTP, CDC Ann H. Lanner, BA, DTBE, NCHSTP, CDC

Layout and cover:
Regina D. Bess, BS, DTBE, NCHSTP, CDC


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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