The Internet is a rich source of information about TB. This section presents
select Internet sites that provide information on TB and related health
issues and sites that link users directly to TB-related journals and newsletters.
For additional sites and suggestions for conducting a thorough Internet
search, refer to the NPIN Internet Pathfinder, which you can order by
calling NPIN at 800-458-5231 (800-243-7012 TTY) and requesting document
number B322. Or download the Internet Pathfinder through the NPIN FTP
site at ftp://ftp.cdcnpin.org/Path.
Disclaimer: This information is
made available as a public service. Neither the CDC nor the NPIN endorse
the organizations and materials represented. It is the responsibility
of the user to evaluate this information prior to use based on individual
needs and community standards.
American Lung Association
This site offers answers to commonly asked questions about testing, treatment,
and causes of TB infection and TB disease.
American Thoracic Society
This site contains PDF documents on TB issues, including treatment of
adult and children and control and classification of TB in the United
Ask NOAH about TB
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) is a partnership of New York libraries
and other centers of learning dedicated to providing bilingual health
information via the Web. This site provides users with links to information
on TB in English and Spanish both.
CDC Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research (DASTLR)-Tuberculosis/Mycobacteriology
This site focuses on research, funding, and training to help control and
understand the various types of tuberculosis, including drug-resistant
TB. Users can also access TB-related MMWRs and journal articles.
CDC Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) http://www.cdc.gov.nchstp/tb/
Operated by the CDC, this site offers major TB guidelines, TB-related
MMWRs, and Surveillance Reports. Online ordering of educational
materials, links to other TB-related sites, and answers to frequently
asked questions are also available. The site's "What's New" section highlights
recent publications, products, reports, and events.
Chest Medicine On-Line
This peer-reviewed online journal publishes information about respiratory
medicine, including TB.
Clinical Infectious Diseases http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CID/home.html
This is the online version of the journal published by the Infectious
Disease Society of America; the online journal is available by subscription
Emerging Infectious Diseases
This online journal from the CDC publishes scientific articles about emerging
Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, San Francisco http://www.nationaltbcenter.edu/
This site offers online educational opportunities including interactive
case studies and online educational videos. It lists onsite and distance
learning programs available through the Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis
Center and provides a list of links to TB-related sites.
The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD)
IUATLD is a nonprofit nongovernmental agency focused on prevention and
control of tuberculosis and lung disease. Its site provides information
about international scientific studies, conferences on lung health, and
publications on tuberculosis and lung disease.
Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases
This site provides information about tuberculosis, including treatment,
classification, and prophylaxis.
LSU Medical Center Westmore TB Foundation
Operated by Louisiana State University Medical Center, the Westmore TB
Foundation Web site offers information about community education services,
a professional hotline, case studies, and updates on prevention and treatment.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/mmwr.html
This site offers a searchable index of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Reports (MMWRs). The MMWR series, prepared by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), is a key vehicle for the dissemination of
prevention, control, screening, and treatment guidelines.
MycDB (Mycobacterial Database) http://kiev.physchem.kth.se/MycDB.html
This searchable database is for researchers interested in the genetics
of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-TB Academic
This site describes NHLBI's Tuberculosis Academic Award Program, which
focuses on the development of medical curricula, community health education,
and clinical practice that support the prevention, management, and control
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
This site provides searchable databases and information about preventing
work-related illnesses and injuries, including preventing and controlling
occupational transmission of TB.
National Prevention Information Network
This site offers searchable databases and includes links to state TB control
offices. Also available through the site are full-text publications such
as recent articles from JAMA, TB guidelines from WHO and the DTBE TB-Notes
Newsletter. A subsite called The Connections@ discusses the interconnectedness
of TB, STDs, and HIV/AIDS, underscoring the critical need for targeted
TB screening and preventive treatment programs for HIV-infected persons.
New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center http://www.umdnj.edu/~ntbcweb/ntbchome.htm
The National Tuberculosis Center Web site provides information on TB transmission,
epidemiology, and diagnosis. It also provides details about the center's
toll-free information hotline.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
This Web site contains information about OSHA standards, training, and
evaluation of programs that address TB in the workplace.
Princeton Project 55, Inc. Tuberculosis Initiative http://members.aol.com/tbidc/Index.html
This site was designed to raise public awareness about TB and to encourage
leadership of effective and innovative programs to prevent and treat TB.
Users can access current news and press releases, government program information,
fact sheets, and links to other TB-related organizations.
This online journal, published by the American Association for Respiratory
Care, disseminates information and research about respiratory disease,
Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis
The Web-based Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis, developed by the CDC
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, are a set of interactive educational
modules targeting healthcare professionals, administrators, and students.
Topics covered include transmission and pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis,
and treatment of TB. CEUs and CNEs are available for those who successfully
complete the modules.
Stanford Center for Tuberculosis Research
This site provides information about current TB research and encourages
international collaboration between TB researchers. TB/HIV Research Laboratory
http://www.brown.edy/Research/TB-HIV_Lab This site, dedicated to research
for the prevention of TB and HIV, provides information on vaccine development,
dual infection, and projects in epidemiology and immunopathogen identification.
TB/HIV Research Laboratory Tubercle and Lung Disease http://www.churchillmed.com/journals/TubLungDis/jhome.html
This online journal publishes peer-reviewed biomedical research relevant
Tuberculosis and Airborne Disease Weekly http://www.homepage.holowww.com
This site contains a TB news weekly. Each issue contains updates on vaccines
and control programs and information about drug resistance.
Tuberculosis Control Program
The University of Pennsylvania's Tuberculosis Control Program is designed
to educate physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals about
tuberculosis management. This site provides educational materials, statistics,
and an e-mail site for TB-related questions.
Tuberculosis Control-Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, New York City
Department of Health
This Web site offers information about services provided by New York City's
Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, including a list of the city's chest clinics
and services as well as general information about TB, clinical policies,
and health protocols.
World Health Organization (WHO)-Global TB Programme http://www.who.ch/programmes/gtb/GTB_Homepage.html
The WHO Web site features information on the DOTS program and contains
special news alerts and TB publications.