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World TB day

March 24th is World TB day. This commemorates the date in 1882 when Robert Koch first announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Though still in steady decline across the United States it still remains a worldwide problem.

For more information on World TB day please visit the CDC site.

 

A lecture on outbreaks in extended care facilities

This is the screen cast of a lecture titled “Outbreaks in extended care facilities (ECF)” given by Irfan Hafiz MD on April 19th 2013 at Centegra McHenry Hospital. It was co-sponsored by Centegra Health System and the McHenry County Dept. of Health.

Topics included in the lecture include:

  • Identifying current and emerging infectious disease common to long term care facilities (LTCF).
  • Describe preventive interventions for infectious disease in the context of LTCF.
  • Describe the unique challenges facing LTCF in the context of infectious diseases.

For upcoming lectures please look at the calendar and filter by “Education Events”.