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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Tuberculosis treatment: There's an app for that


Last updated 8/28/2018 at 12:31am

Krystal Liang, public health nurse supervisor with the county Tuberculosis Control Program, shows the app that patients use to record and upload videos of them taking their medication.

In the past, public health nurses had to drive all over the county to make sure tuberculosis patients were taking their medication as indicated.

Patients had to make an appointment during work hours so that nurses could watch them take their antibiotics.

Now, TB patients who are no longer contagious can take their medication wherever and whenever they like, and nurses can focus on in-depth monthly visits. To observe treatment, all nurses must do is watch a video of patients taking it.

That's because about one year ago, the county Tuberculosis Control Program fully implemented a mobile ap...

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