DTBNH-News and Updates

This page is dedicated to improving communication between the Division of Tuberculosis and Newcomer Health (DTBNH) and all of you throughout the commonwealth! At times information has not reached the most important part of our team, YOU.

Registration now open for the Regional Mid-Atlantic Tuberculosis Update

  • November 2, 2018 in Hanover, VA at the Virginia Public Safety Training Center.
  • Course Description: This conference will address current and emerging issues in TB. The topics will cover diagnosis and treatment of TB infection, TB and HIV co-infection, managing TB in immunosuppressed persons, TB and diabetes, and local TB elimination strategies. The format will include lectures, case studies, and interactive discussion. The conference will also promote networking, resource sharing, and collaborations among TB colleagues from Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and Virginia.
  • Registration is available at: https://midatlantic2018.eventbrite.com
  • Brochure is available here

Director’s Note

Information and updates from Dr. McCoy which impacts all aspects of TB and Newcomer Health programmatic activities

Snapper Snippet

A red “snapper” is the nickname given to mycobacterium that remain red after the  Ziehl–Neelsen stain procedure. A “snippet” is a small brief piece of news or information.


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