Tuberculosis Incident Response

Federal health and law enforcement officials testified about containment of contagious diseases and public safety issues in light of a… read more

Federal health and law enforcement officials testified about containment of contagious diseases and public safety issues in light of a recent incident involving a citizen who had traveled to Europe and then returned to the U.S. with a highly treatment-resistant strain of tuberculosis. They focused on emergency measures to control epidemics, federal responses to the specific incident, and lessons learned from the case. They also talked about mistakes that were made by medical and border patrol personnel, as well as possible future solutions. close

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  • Ahern, Jayson P. Assistant Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection->Office of Field Operations
  • Basham, Ralph Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Tuberculosis Incident Response

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Program ID:
198495-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 6, 2007
Last Aired:
Jun 9, 2007

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  • Jun 06, 2007 | 10:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 06, 2007 | 11:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 09, 2007 | 3:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2007 | 2:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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