Global Health Seminar Series: Advances in Childhood Tuberculosis –Turning the Corner?Global Health Seminar Series: Advances in Childhood Tuberculosis –Turning the Corner?
Jeffrey Starke, MD, Director, Infection Control, Texas Children’s Hospital
Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:00-6:00pm 1325 HSLC
Tuberculosis is a social disease with medical implications. Childhood tuberculosis has been terribly neglected largely because children are not infectious, diminishing their perceived importance in controlling the disease. However, in the highest incidence countries, children often make up over 40% of the population, and it is estimated that 1 million children develop tuberculosis and close to 500,000 die from this curable, preventable disease every year. Fortunately, the past several years have seen a new emphasis and increased energy devoted to childhood tuberculosis, with some exciting developments likely just around the corner.
Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome.
[Free parking after 4:30pm in lot 76, parking ramp by Nielsen Tennis Stadium]
To view the seminar approximately one week after the event, please see the Innovations in Medical Education, Video Library at: http://videos.med.wisc.edu/event.php?eventid=9.
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