TB and COVID-19 – a dangerous new combination?

Educational aims:

  • What needs to be discovered on the interactions between TB and COVID-19.
  • The summary of the TB and COVID-19 interactions at the immunological, clinical and public health level.
  • Signs and symptoms in TB/COVID-19 co-infected individuals.
  • How to improve the approach to signs and symptoms to correctly diagnose the two conditions.
  • The absorption of resources (manpower, economic) by TB/COVID-19 co-infected patients (oxygen use, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, etc.)
  • Determinants of mortality in TB/COVID-19 co-infected patients.
  • Impact of COVID-19 on TB services.
  • How to take advantage of the clinical alert to intensify case-finding for TB infection and disease.
  • Opportunities for collaborative research in this area.

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