E-DETECT TB webinar recording available online

A recording of the E-DETECT TB webinar on TB detection, prevention and treatment in immigrants is now available to watch on the ERS platform.

Visit the ERS platform to watch the webiniar, which took place on 2nd November 2017.

The E-DETECT consortium is actively working in Italy (both at first arrival and at relocation sites) to collect data and to improve screening activities for active and latent tuberculosis infection among migrants. To date, over 3,000 migrants have been screened in Sicily and 12 cases of active TB were detected. Moreover, retrospective analysis of the current screening activities in relocation centres has been performed and highlighted some organisation bugs and data transfer shortages.

In this first webinar, we summarised and shared findings from our activities and provided a base for discussion for participant experiences.  The recording is available now on the ERS website; the programme is below.
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TB detection, prevention and treatment in immigrants
Moderator: Professor Ibrahim Abubakar, Director, UCL Institute for Global Health, London

1) Evidence from systematic reviews of the literature
Dr Dominik Zenner, Consultant Epidemiologist and Head of TB Screening, Public Health England
(20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion)

2) Screening at first arrival in Italy: results from E-DETECT intervention
Dr Daniela Cirillo, Head of Emerging Bacterial Pathogens Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan
(20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion)

3) Screening at relocation sites in Italy: results from E-DETECT intervention
Dr Enrico Girardi, Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Malattie Infettive “L. Spallanzani”, Rome
(20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion)

Wrap-up and conclusions
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar

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