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About the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association

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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    WHO Guidance Updates on Drug-Resistant TB

    August 22 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has released Rapid Communication: Key changes to the treatment of multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis. Based on recommendations of the WHO Guideline Development Group, WHO recommends injection-free regimens for the treatment of MDR-TB. Earlier this year, the government South Africa adopted a nation-wide transition to the injectable-free treatment of DR-TB.

    New TB Technical Instructions Finalized

    August 14 —Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine announced that changes to the technical instructions for Panel Physicians and Civil Surgeons have been cleared and finalized. These new requirements will go into effect October 1, 2018, and the documents will be posted online in the next few weeks.