Program to present local, state tuberculosis trends

Results, an advocacy group, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS), Texas Department of State Health Services, the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston, and people impacted by tuberculosis will offer a synopsis of local and state trends and personal stories by people affected by tuberculosis during a morning panel session. Discussion will include the more severe forms of the disease, multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extreme extensively drug-resistant TB (EXR-TB), and new legislation that Green will introduce in the US Congress to combat TB in advance of World TB Day on March 24. A more extensive afternoon conference for health professionals will explore tuberculosis among people that are homeless or infected with HIV, MDR-TB and EXR-TB.  

WHAT:    News conference and events in observance of World Tuberculosis Day

WHEN:     Friday, March 16, 2007, 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

WHERE:  1115 S. Braeswood, (Braeswood and North McGregor Drive)

Afternoon session topics will include:

  • Tuberculosis in Texas
  • Tuberculosis in Harris County
  • Tuberculosis in Region 6/5 South
  • Tuberculosis in Houston
  • TB and HIV
  • Client Centered Homelessness
  • New Laboratory Tools
  • MDR and XDR Tuberculosis
  • TB Care in a Homeless Shelter Setting

 Flier with more information about topics, times and speakers.

For more information about this event or for tuberculosis questions, contact TB Control at 713-794-9078.