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This image depicts medical officer, Dr. Emayavarman, screening a pediatric patient, in order to rule out tuberculosis (TB), at the Chest Clinic Hospital in Pondicherry, India, in 2014. Here, the doctor was performing an auscultation on the boy’s chest, listening for any irregularities in the patient’s breath sounds, while the child’s mother stood next to her son, on a comforting manner.
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The problems associated with TB, and its actual burden in children, is still not fully known, and mostly underestimated. Indian Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) residents are currently involved in evaluating the TB control program, while ascertaining the burden of pediatric TB, and determining levels of drug compliance.

For more information regarding tuberculosis, or the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), click on the links below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Tony Fredrick, India
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Tony Fredrick, India
Links:CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
CDC - Division of Tuberculosis Elimination; Tuberculosis (TB)
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