Resources

Members of the McGill International TB Centre have developed tools and websites that are readily available:

Tools Information Publications

Tools

The BCG World Atlas Second Edition - Updated in 2017

A Database of Global BCG Vaccination Policies and Practices - http://bcgatlas.org/

The first of its kind, the BCG World Atlas is a database of policies and practices of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, the only licensed vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) from countries all over the world. 


The Online TST/IGRA Interpreter

This tool estimates the risk of active tuberculosis for an individual with a tuberculin skin test reaction of ≥5mm, based on his/her clinical profile. It is intended for adults tested with standard tuberculin (5 TU PPDS, or 2 TU RT-23) and/or a commercial Interferon Gamma release assay (IGRA) -  www.tstin3d.com


MycoHit Software 

Graphical user interface for Genomic Sequence Comparison
MycoHit is a JAVA application: https://www.mcgill.ca/molepi/mycohit-software


Containment Level 3 (CL3) TB Facility         Core Director: Dr. Marcel Behr   Containment Level 3

The Facility for TB research meets the highest safety standards defined by Canadian guidelines (PHAC and CFIA).  Work carried out in this facility includes all experimental procedures involving the manipulation of live Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The facility is available to RI-MUHC researchers, affiliated collaborators and external researchers working on tuberculosis.  


DATABASE available to members of the TB Centre:
"Understanding the keys to tuberculosis: from exposure to infection, and from infection to disease".
This database was established from 2006 to 2012 from questionnaires and biologic samples.

Please contact lynn.derycapes [at] mail.mcgill.ca for more information

Information

The TBDx Pathway

The first ever web-based pathway for tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics (Dx) and adjunct technologies www.tbdxpathway.org


QuTUB Quality of Tuberculosis care   

www.qutubproject.org


In this new public community on GHDonline, professionals ranging from clinicians, policy-makers, researchers, implementers, and advocates sharquestions, successes, and lessons learned to advance the field of global health diagnostics. https://www.ghdonline.org/diagnostics/


Resources for TB diagnostics developers: TB Frequently Asked Questions

TB Diagnostics: Top 10 FAQs By Test Developers - http://www.tbfaqs.org/ 



Evidence-Based TB Diagnosis

A Comprehensive Resource For Evidence Syntheses, Policies, Guidelines and Research Agendas On TB Diagnostics - http://tbevidence.org/


 A website for learning and teaching epidemiology - 

 http://www.teachepi.org/

Publications

Nature Reviews Disease PrimerTuberculosis - with 47,000 downloads!

An international group of top TB experts from several leading institutions, coordinated by the McGill International TB Centre,  published a primer on tuberculosis (TB) in the journal Nature Reviews Disease Primers.  Download here


Let's Talk TB

Let's Talk TB is a book on the current best practices in TB diagnosis and treatment available for free for all GPs and private practitioners in India and other high-burden countries.                        

Click here for free download: www.letstalktb.org/


Target product profiles (TPPs) for priority diagnostics are available at: Tuberculosis Diagnostics in 2015: Landscape, Priorities, Needs, and Prospects


UNITAID TB diagnostics landscape reports:

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TB diagnosticmarket analyses: