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Lana Tyer
48:13
I do not see my participant box to change my name, but This is Lana Tyer, WA DOH. :)
Marianna Grady
50:59
I also do not see the participant box to change my name, but this is Marianna Grady, CDC field assignee with NYC DOHMH’s Bureau of TB Control
Pete Dupree
01:17:22
Thanks Elizabeth and Melissa. Very helpful.
Pete Dupree
01:20:35
Melissa, what is cost of the half-masks and what is the disinfection protocol e.g. you use the same mask all day with multiple patients, autoclave them end of the day, etc.?
Peter Davidson
01:29:41
As far as I'm aware, majority of response from MI State Health Dept. is voluntary, but we are volunteering massive amount of time.
Pete Dupree
01:32:58
In Colorado we are voluntarily pivoting to support COVID-19 responses. No official secondments as of yet.
Dee
01:33:13
Time more than an 8 hour day is charged to the COVID-19 response even though 90% of my day is spent doing virus response.
Julie Higashi
01:33:23
Thanks, Diana and Donna. This real time information has been very powerful
Julie Higashi
01:37:56
Is anyone using telemedicine visits to see patients?
Dee
01:42:39
We have had a couple of our active cases tested for COVID-19, thankfully they have all tested negative. Curious if anyone has an active case now co-infected with the virus?
Donna
01:43:51
We are TB is reporting that one of our survivors has tested positive for COVID and is being monitored closely.
Tavia Mirassou-Wolf
01:44:47
My concern is there will surely be some missed TB cases going through the hospital system this year and this is the FIRST year that the new guidance has advised against annual testing. Should be interesting how this plays out.
Peter Davidson
01:45:31
Given the heavy burden of covid in Detroit metro area, I think we likely do have covid-TB coinfection in the metro area; but I'm not aware of a confirmed instance.
Peter Davidson
01:46:34
I also agree to the likelihood of missing TB cases in the onslaught of covid. Whether missed TB cases are found later, and in some reasonable time, is the big question.
Julie Higashi
01:53:19
Thank you HEidi
Pete Dupree
01:53:42
I'm expecting a spike in missed TB cases once the COVID-19 dust settles (this fall maybe?) when those with COVID s/s who never sought medical care and just rode it out at home see worsening symptoms and eventually make it to an astute healthcare provider who has TB on their differential.
Julie Higashi
01:56:36
Thank you everyone!
Jennifer Kanouse
01:56:39
The COVID web page: http://www.tbcontrollers.org/resources/tb-and-covid-19/
Lana Tyer
01:56:50
thanks everyone!
Farah Parvez
01:57:03
Thanks all and stay safe!