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CME Workshop on Airborn Infection Control (AIC) & TST

Department of TB & CD and Department of Microbiology have organised a CME /Workshop on

Title : Airborn Infection Control (AIC) CME & TST Workshop.
Date : 13th February 2020, Thursday
Time : 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Venue : Kadamba Hall (College Auditorium)
Speaker : Dr. Shazia RNTCP, Dr. Holla


TB is the top ten causes of death worldwide. It is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) which is spread through air droplets generated by coughing, talking etc .

About a quarter of the world’s population is infected with M.tuberculosis & thus at risk of developing the disease. In India, about 40% of the population are already infected with TB. There is a difference between infection & disease cases in TB. As per the national policy, we are only treating TB disease not the latent TB infection cases except certain high risk groups in our country.

So, as part of END TB strategy proposed by Govt of India by 2025, changes are made in screening tools & management of LTBI by the WHO. For which, the department of Pulmonary medicine & Microbiology has conducted CME on AIC ( airborne infection control) measures in TB & Tuberculin skin test(TST) on 13TH Feb 2020 at Kadamba hall from 9.30am to 1pm.

The CME was done in collaboration with District TB office, Bengaluru Urban & attended by the Dr Kumar, DTO.

The guest speakers were
1. Dr Shazia Anjum, WHO consultant, enlightened us on the management of latent TB infection & the Airborne infection control measures in TB prevention & control to be implemented in the college.
2. Dr Narayana Holla, Prof, dept of Community medicine, KVG medical college, Sullia who delivered a lively & informative talk on Mantoux test.

The program was attended by our Dean Dr Sathyamurthy , Vice principal Dr Pravin & HODs/faculties /PGs/students of various departments, lab technicians of microbiology lab & also private practitioners near our college – approximately 118 participants.

The program helped in clearing many myths about the TB control measures

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