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Heartland National TB Center

Heartland is recognized and contractually funded by the State of Texas to provide excellence, expertise, and innovation in training, medical consultation, and product development to reduce the impact of tuberculosis throughout the State of Texas.

End TB!
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Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects millions of lives each year across the country and around the globe. Learn more about TB from some of the brave survivors who share their experiences from their diagnoses to their triumphs and more by clicking on the image above and checking out the personal stories hosted on the CDC website.

TB From the Patient Perspective
TB From the Patient Perspective

Elizabeth Reyes, 30, has become familiar with the dreadful symptoms of TB. She’s been battling the illness for 17 months and has been an admitted patient for a year at San Antonio’s TCID, 200 miles from her home in Houston. To this day, she has no idea how she caught TB.

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Heartland National TB Center is excited for the recent release of the Global Tuberculosis Dictionary that launched to the public on March 22, 2024. This new resource aims to unify TB vocabulary across the globe and provide a common language for researchers, policy makers, funders and affected communities. After identifying a need for a standardized glossary for the field of tuberculosis due to new discoveries and evolving concepts, researchers, public health officials, and TB survivors created the first edition of the Global Tuberculosis Dictionary. Multiple reviewers from many sources ensure that this resource is accurate and comprehensive. Heartland’s own Dr. Barbara Seaworth, MD, FIDSA, was involved in the initial development of terms included and provided input on definitions through the 18-month plus review process of consensus, and we are proud to highlight her contributions to this amazing project!

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