TB Notes Newsletter
No. 3, 2006
HIGHLIGHTS FROM STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
Surgeon General Visits Clinic in
On March 17, 2006, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona participated
in a tour of the state-of-the-art Lanakila TB Clinic in Honolulu,
Hawaii, which reopened in 2003 after a complete renovation. Derrick
Felix, PHA, and Jessie Wing, MD, MPH, the DTBE field staff members
assigned to the Hawaii TB Control Program, were on hand for the
visit. Dr. Carmona was in Hawaii to meet with the Commissioned
Officers and members of the administration in preparation for a
pandemic flu readiness conference that was held in Hawaii in April.
The state of Hawaii has reported one of the highest state
TB incidence rates for several years (8.8/100,000 in 2005, with
73% of cases in foreign-born persons). The Hawaii TB Control Program
is fortunate to have this renovated facility and energetic
staff working for change in its mission of reducing and
preventing morbidity in the Pacific.
Reported by Jessie Wing, MD, MPH
Div of TB Elimination
Jessie Wing has provided the photo, left, showing the late Dr. J.W.
Lee during a visit he made to the Hawaii TB control program in 2003.
Shown in the photo with Dr. Lee are several staff members of the
Hawaii TB control program. Dr. Lee was in Hawaii to address the
University of Hawaii; he had received his MPH degree at the University
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