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The NTCA was created in 1995 to bring together the leaders of tuberculosis control programs in all states and territories, as well as many counties and city health departments that organize their own TB control activities. Learn more…

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    CDC Guidance on COVID mRNA vaccines, TST, and IGRA

    January 7 — CDC issued a Dear Colleague letter to explain the timing and sequence of COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and TB screening and testing for healthcare personnel.

    Stop TB USA Call for Nominations

    December 22 — Stop TB USA requests nominations for Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary for 2021. For more information on the duties and terms and how to submit your nominations, see the TB Action Alert. The deadline for nominations is January 25th, 2021.

    AccuProbe Test Shortage

    November 20 —AccuProbe culture identification tests are on backorder as a result of a shortage in the supply chain system. To update laboratories and suggest alternatives during the shortage, DTBE issued a Dear Colleague Letter.

    CDC Update on Rifamycins

    September 11 — The DTBE issued a Dear Colleague letter to provide an update on shortages of rifampin and rifapentine and FDA's interim guidance on using these drugs to treat for TB after nitrosamine-class impurities were detected through recently adopted regulatory standards to assay all medications for nitrosamines.