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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

Background

The resurgence of TB in the United States from 1986 to 1992 reminded the nation of the continued threat posed by this disease. In response, plans for TB control were revised and updated and TB elimination plans were developed. These included renewed efforts to develop new and more effective diagnostic, therapeutic, and operational approaches to combat active TB and latent TB infection (LTBI). DTBE has contributed significantly to this effort.

In September 2001, DTBE funded 21 sites that had successfully competed for membership in the TBESC; 19 sites were located in the United States, and two were in Canada. In 2005 the consortium was trimmed to 16 sites, all domestic. Each site represents a formal partnership between an academic institution and a TB control program. Collectively, sites are charged with designing, conducting, and evaluating programmatically relevant research--epidemiologic, behavioral, economic, laboratory, and operations--concerning the identification, diagnosis, prevention, and control of active TB disease and latent TB infection. Specific multi-site and multiyear research projects are funded by individual task order contracts with consortium members. Project concepts and proposals are developed collaboratively among consortium members, including CDC staff. It is intended that the TBESC will strengthen the scientific underpinnings of future TB control efforts and help the United States achieve the goal of eliminating TB.

Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Sites

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