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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 1, 2006


Notice of Updated Patient TB Educational Materials

The Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch (CEBSB) is pleased to announce the availability of three patient TB educational materials that were updated in 2005:

  • Questions and Answers About TB
  • Tuberculosis: Get the Facts
  • Tuberculosis: The Connection Between TB and HIV

Questions and Answers About TB uses a question-and-answer format to describe TB transmission, the differences between latent TB infection and active TB disease, treatment, and how multidrug-resistant TB develops. This booklet, written at an 11th grade reading level, is appropriate for distribution to service providers, correctional facility staff, and patients.

Tuberculosis: Get the Facts is a pamphlet on basic facts about TB transmission, infection, disease, and TB testing. Tuberculosis: The Connection Between TB and HIV (the AIDS virus) is a pamphlet on why it is important to know if a person has TB and HIV coinfection. Both of these pamphlets, written at a 5th grade reading level, are appropriate for distribution to patients or the general public.

These and other TB materials may be viewed and downloaded in HTML and PDF versions from the DTBE website at They may also be ordered online by visiting

—Submitted by Scott McCoy, M.Ed.
Div of TB Elimination

Have You Visited the TB Education & Training Resources Website Lately?

Text Box: These people know where to find TB resources…do you?
Mary Berliner and Karen Martinek at the TB Education and Training Network 5th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Your One-Stop Site to Find and Share TB Resources
New features on the website:
  • Submit TB materials online. Share your organization's TB-related education and training materials by using the new online submission feature.
  • Subscribe to the TB Education and Training Resources E-newsletter. Find out how to subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter that features the “Highlight of the Month,” and “Additional Resources” in the database. Also view archives of previous e-newsletters.
  • Link to the TB Education and Training Network (TB ETN) webpage. Connect directly to this network of TB education and training professionals for opportunities to share resources and build education and training skills.

—Submitted by Sandra Kong, MPH
Div of TB Elimination


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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