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Basic Epidemiology for Tuberculosis Program Staff, 2nd Edition


The New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute has recently (2013) published Basic Epidemiology for Tuberculosis Program Staff, 2nd Edition, by  Passannante, M.; Sevilla, A.; and Ahamed, N. The new edition of this guide provides a background on basic epidemiology for TB program staff, as well as descriptions of how these concepts can be put to practical use. In addition to basic epidemiology for tuberculosis, this guide contains information on epidemiologic and statistical techniques that are used in research studies and a chapter on TB genotyping. The information in this guide will assist in analyzing data, assessing current and evolving trends in TB morbidity, identifying risk groups and determining where to allocate staff and resources.

Primary Toolkit:

Epidemiology Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Epidemiology, Surveillance, Workforce Competency


Institutional Author:

New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute




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