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Tuberculosis (TB) is a severe airborne illness, curable with extended treatment. Most patients just want to get better—but sometimes non-adherence to medication or infection control puts others at risk.
This session will cover:
• evaluating the public health risk for relapse, transmission, and drug resistance
• identifying individual and systems barriers
• strategies to support treatment completion, including legal action (section 22 and 35 orders).
March 24 is World TB Day: every patient counts!
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Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Rea
Dr. Elizabeth Rea has been the associate medical officer of health with the TB program at Toronto Public Health since 2005. She is an author of the Canadian TB Standards, active in provincial and national TB policy, and the current chair of Stop TB Canada.
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