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TB Notes 1, 2008
Director's Letter
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  TB Outreach Educator Honored
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  Effecting Acute Isolation of TB patients Utililizing Chicago Department of Public Health Emergency Quarantine and Isolation Regulations
The 2007 Pacific Island Tuberculosis Controllers Association Meeting
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  An Evaluation of Surveillance for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Texas, 2000-2006
  TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium's "Translating Research into Practice" (TRiP) Workgroup
  TBESC Task Order 6 (TO6) Update: Regional Capacity Building in Low-Incidence Areas
  TB Biotechnology Engagement Project (BTEP #72), Armenia and Georgia, 2003-2007
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TB Notes Newsletter

No. 1, 2008

New CDC Publications

Albalak R, O’Brien RJ, Kammerer JS, O’Brien SM, Marks SM, Castro KG, Moore M. Trends in tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus comorbidity, United States, 1993–2004. Archives of Internal Medicine 2007; 167(22): 2443-2452.

Bennett DE, Courval JM, Onorato I, Agerton , Gibson JD, Lambert L, McQuillan GM, Lewis B, Navin TR, and Castro KG. Prevalence of tuberculosis infection in the United States population. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2000. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008; 177: 348–355.

Birkness KA, Guarner J, Sable SB, Tripp RA, Kellar KL, Bartlett J, Quinn FD. An in vitro model of the leukocyte interactions associated with granuloma formation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Immunol Cell Biol 2007 Feb-Mar; 85(2):160-8.

Blaya JA, Shin SS, Yagui MJA, Yale G, Suarez CZ, Asencios LL, Cegielski JP, Fraser HSF. A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru: functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007;7:33 (e-pub: 28 October 2007).

Cain KP and Mac Kenzie WR. Overcoming the limits of tuberculosis prevention among foreign-born individuals: next steps toward eliminating tuberculosis. Editorial. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008 Jan 1;46:107–109.

CDC. Reported HIV status of tuberculosis patients — United States, 1993–2005. MMWR 2007 Oct. 6; 56(42): 1103-1106.

CDC/DTBE. Exposure to TB. 2007.

CDC/DTBE. TB and HIV/AIDS. 2007.

CDC/DTBE. TB Can Be Treated. 2007.

CDC/DTBE. Testing for TB. 2007.

CDC/DTBE. You Can Prevent TB. 2007.

CDC/DTBE. The TB Challenge: Partnering to Eliminate TB in African Americans. Atlanta: CDC; Fall 2007.

Cegielski JP, Chauhan LS, Chin DP, Granich R, Nelson LJ, Raviglione MC, Rodriguez Cruz R, Talbot EA, Wright AB, Zaleskis R. The global epidemiology and control of tuberculosis. In: Spiegelburg DD, ed. New Topics in Tuberculosis Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers; 2007: 1-70.

Cook VJ, Sun SJ, Tapia J, Muth SQ, Arguello DF, Lewis BL, Rothenberg RB, McElroy PD and the Network Analysis Project Team. Transmission network analysis in tuberculosis contact investigations. J Infect Dis 2007;196:1517-1527.

Lambert LA, Espinoza L, Haddad MB, Hanley P, Misselbeck T, Myatt FG, Lewis DS, Porter SS, Ijaz K, MD, and Haley CA. Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a Tennessee prison, 2002-2004. Journal of Correctional Health Care 2008 Jan;14 (1): 39–47.

Lazzarini LCO, Huard RC, Boechat NL, Gomes HM, Oelemann MC, Kurepina N, Shashkina E, Mello FCQ, Gibson AL, Virginio MJ, Marsico AG, Butler WR, Kreiswirth BN, Suffys PN, Lapa e Silva JR, Ho JL. Discovery of a novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage that is a major cause of tuberculosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2007 Dec; 45(12):3891–3902.

Lipin MY, Stepanshina VN, Shemyakin IG, and Shinnick TM. Association of specific mutations in katG, rpoB, rpsL, and rrs genes of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with spoligotypes. Clin. Microbiol 2007; 13: 620-626.

Lobato MN, Yanni E, Hagar A, Myers C, Rue A, Evans C, Lambert LA, Olney RS. Impact of Hurricane Katrina on newborn screening in Louisiana. Pediatrics 2007;120:e749–e755.

McMurray DN, Cegielski JP. The influence of nutrition on the risk and outcomes of tuberculosis. In: Academy of Sciences of South Africa Consensus Panel on Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and TB, ed. HIV/AIDS, TB, and Nutrition: Scientific Inquiry into the Nutritional Influences on Human Immunity with Special Reference to HIV Infection and Active TB in South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa: Academy of Sciences of South Africa; 2007.

Oppong J, Denton C, Moonan PK, Weis SE. Foreign-born status and geographic patterns of tuberculosis genotypes—Tarrant County, Texas. The Professional Geographer 2007;59(4):478–491.

Parvez FM. Prevention and control of tuberculosis in correctional facilities [chapter]. In: Greifinger R, ed. Public Health Behind Bars: From Prisons to Communities. Springer; 2007. ISBN: 978-0-387-71694-7.

Riekstina V, Leimane V, Holtz TH, Leimans J, Wells CD. Treatment outcome cohort analysis in an integrated DOTS and DOTS-Plus TB program in Latvia. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2007 May; 11(5): 585-587.

Steele CB, MelÚndez-Morales L, Campoluci R, DeLuca N, and Dean HD. Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis: Issues, Burden, and Response, A Retrospective Review, 2000–2004. Atlanta, GA: Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, November 2007.

Thuy TT, Shah NS, Anh MH, Nghia DT, Thom D, Linh T, Sy DN, Duong BD, Chau LTM, Wells CD, Laserson K, Varma JK. HIV-Associated TB in An Giang Province, Vietnam, 2001-2004. Epidemiology and TB treatment outcomes. PLoS ONE. 2007;2(6):e507.

Varma JK, Wiriyakitjar D, Nateniyom S, Anuwatnonthakate A, Monkongdee P, Sumnapan S, Akksilp S, Sattayawuthipong W, Charunsuntonsri P, Rienthong S, Yamada N, Akarasewi P, Wells CD, Tappero JW. Evaluating the potential impact of the new Global Plan to Stop TB: Thailand, 2004–2005. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2007;85:586–592.

Whipps CM, Butler WR, Pourahmad F, Watral VG, Michael L. Kent ML. Molecular systematics support the revival of Mycobacterium salmoniphilum (ex Ross 1960) sp. nov., nom. rev., a species closely related to Mycobacterium chelonae. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2007; 57: 2525–2531.


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