APR 25, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis, a Case Study in Challenges and Threats Posed by Infectious Diseases

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  • Director & Professor, Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Laboratory for Pathogenesis of Clinical Drug Resistance and Persistence, San Diego State University
    BIOGRAPHY

Abstract

Tuberculosis has killed more than one billion people in the last 200 years. It is the oldest and the deadliest human pathogen, recently surpassing HIV. Its adaptation to host and drug pressures is remarkable given its slow rate of growth and provides a moving target in molecular epidemiology of the disease. In this talk we will discuss the epidemiology of the disease, the challenges that the pathogen offers in its adaptation, and the challenges faced in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various diagnostics platforms and outline some exciting new developments on the diagnostics and prognostics fronts. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Epidemiology of tuberculosis
2. Diagnostic approaches for detection of antibiotic resistance


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APR 25, 2019 12:00 PM PDT

Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis, a Case Study in Challenges and Threats Posed by Infectious Diseases



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